Kathryn Lunney

Co-directors of the Scholars in the Nations Service Initiative (SINSI)
205 Robertson Hall


Lunney is an executive and lawyer with a broad-ranging domestic and international career in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. She was the first state court planner for Maine’s judicial system, an intergovernmental relations officer at the U.S. Department of Transportation and deputy general counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce. As co-leader of Book Relief, First Book’s response to the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes, Lunney worked with the U.S. Department of Education, state and local governments and hundreds of nonprofits and individuals to deliver five million new books to more than 2,200 groups and organizations in 20 states impacted by the storms. In the private sector, Lunney worked as counsel to two technology companies in Maine. Most recently, she was chief operating officer of and then a consultant to Smith Dawson & Andrews, a government and public affairs company based in Washington, D.C.