Chief Engagement Officer
Inga Skippings believes in the power of storytelling to inspire ordinary people to transform the world in extraordinary ways. Inga has more than twenty years of experience helping to make that happen.
Before joining Spitfire, Inga spent 14 years at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), including as the first Black woman chief of staff of the 2-million-member worker organization. Inga also led SEIU’s communications department with the goal of magnifying the voices of working people to drive change on the range of issues that matter in their lives – from health care, to the Fight for $15 and a union, to criminal justice reform and more.
Inga’s professional career began in broadcast news at WRC-TV, Washington, D.C.’s NBC affiliate. Later, as an ABC News producer, Inga was a part of national Emmy-nominated team for coverage of the war in Iraq.
Inga is dedicated to forging the space for people of color, LGBTQ people and other marginalized voices to share their life experiences, hopes and dreams to spark meaningful, long-lasting change in the United States and around the world.