Randall L. Rutta

CSO, EVP, Public Affairs, Easter Seals

Randall Rutta is Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President for Public Affairs for Easter Seals’ corporate headquarters.  As CSO, he collaborates with Easter Seals’ CEO and other executives to advance creation, execution, and assessment of strategic initiatives at all levels of the organization.

He manages the Office of Public Affairs, which is located in Washington, DC. He also manages Easter Seals’ Business Innovation and Growth Department and Program Services Department, which together support service innovation and mission-based impact growth at Easter Seals through research-to-practice collaboration, professional training, technical assistance, and information dissemination in all major areas of life activity affecting people with autism and other disabilities, age-related impairments and chronic conditions.

Mr. Rutta oversees several federally-funded projects conducted by Easter Seals to provide training, technical assistance, and information dissemination activities, including Project ACTION and the National Center on Senior Transportation that promote access to transportation for people with disabilities and older adults with mobility needs, and the Senior Community Service Employment Program that provides training and promotes employment for older disadvantaged workers

Mr. Rutta serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. International Council on Disability, which represents the U.S. disability community in international issues and activities. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and represents Easter Seals in PFCD efforts promoting increased attention to the prevention and management of chronic disease in America’s health care system, serves on the Steering Committee of Prescriptions for a Healthy America, and serves on the Patient Advocacy Committee of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

Mr. Rutta has been with Easter Seals since 1981.  He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology and a Masters of Arts degree in Politics, focusing on international health policy.  His career experience has been in acute care, health care quality assurance, and health policy development and implementation.

For information contact Randall Rutta at (202) 347-3066 or via e-mail: