We are dreamers and doers, creators and producers, policy wonks and practitioners. We have practiced our disciplines of law, finance, policy, and strategic communications for decades. Our work has always been and will always be to advocate for the creation of a better world for all. At the same time, we understand the tremendous value that’s possible when charitable capital, business, and ideas collide in unlikely ways to accomplish more than they could have alone.
Meet Our Team
Abby Skeans, Esq.
Abby is the CEO and Founder of Glossator Advising. In her role, Abby sets the strategic direction of the firm, pioneers new methodologies to uniquely serve clients and projects, and ensures that “maximum social impact” is associated with Glossator’s brand integrity.
Over the years, Abby has counseled philanthropy, government, and the private sector on: new areas of impact, giving, and policy; cross-sector strategies and partnerships; and, brand and charitable model development. Abby’s work has focused on issues ranging from: poverty and opportunity for low income children and families, international development, child welfare, criminal and juvenile justice reform, economic policy, free speech, toleration, and polarization to millennial engagement.
Prior to her domestic work, Abby was based in Kampala, Uganda where she contributed to systemic reforms on behalf of children in conflict with the law. She was invited to Malawi and South Sudan to explore opportunities to participate in reforms in the juvenile systems of both countries. Abby began her career in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State where she focused on issues of International Religious Freedom.
She is a published writer and speaker, and currently serves as an editorial reviewer for The International Journal of Transitional Justice. Her work has been featured in The Economist, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and USA Today.
Abby is a graduate of Calvin College and Regent University School of Law. She is a member of the Washington, D.C. Bar, and serves as a Fellow with The American Project at The Pepperdine School of Public Policy, a member of the Ideas Council for the Values and Capitalism Project at the American Enterprise Institute, and is the co-Founder of Pomona Society, a diverse collective of women in impact in Washington, D.C. who collaborate in order to affect systemic change for vulnerable women and children in the District of Columbia.
Meagan Carner is the Chief Operating Officer of Glossator Advising. In her role, Meagan oversees Glossator’s operational and financial wellbeing to ensure that all internal processes are held to the highest standards of compliance and integrity in order to serve clients with excellence. She brings more than a decade of experience working in the areas of business operations and financial management in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
Meagan attended David N. Myers University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a concentration in Business Management. She also holds Master’s Degrees in Global Management and Education. Meagan is the Founder of C.R.A.M. Resources, a curriculum for K-12 students that combines academic concepts with values to promote holistic social-emotional development.
Cara Champlin is a Research Associate at Glossator Advising. In her role, she ensures that Glossator recommendations are strategic and innovative by relying upon quality research, market learnings, and rigorous, comparative data.
Prior to her work at Glossator, Cara served Locomotive Solutions (IL) as an account and project manager where she oversaw business development. She has experience launching the recruiting arms of social impact firms that match small and mid-market employers with young professionals.
Cara also serves on the launch team for Provision Lab, a nonprofit based in the Chicago suburbs that raises capital for faith-based organizations and other nonprofits through athletic events.
She received her Bachelor of Science in International Business from Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais, IL), and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in economics in Washington, D.C.