- Economic Mobility Project
- Safe Checking in the Electronic Age
- Safe Small-Dollar Loans Research Project
- The Pew Charitable Trusts
As the head of this portfolio, Plunkett leads a staff of experts to conduct policy-relevant research on ways to stabilize and strengthen families’ finances in a constrained fiscal climate. He guides the direction of Pew’s work to better understand how families can buffer themselves against financial shocks and increase their economic security.
Prior to joining Pew, Plunkett directed federal legislative and regulatory affairs for the Consumer Federation of America. In that role, he was instrumental in the enactment of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act in 2009 and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2010. Plunkett previously served as the New York State Legislative Representative for the American Association of Retired Persons. He also served in the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command.
Plunkett holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Denver.