Katherine Grainger is a partner at Civitas Public Affairs Group and managing director of the New York office. With 25 years of policy, legal, and advocacy experience Katherine is a thought leader on gender, race and sexuality. A lawyer by training Katherine has a unique ability to combine big-picture vision with real-world solutions to generate tangible results.
Katherine spent several years working in New York state government, which she describes as a master class in learning how to build, harness and generate power. Katherine now uses that knowledge to help clients come up with solutions to disrupt systems and generate transformational change.
As assistant counsel in civil rights to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Katherine was responsible for crafting and implementing several major legislative initiatives, including the Marriage Equality Act.
One of Katherine’s greatest honors is teaching the next generation of policy makers, as an Adjunct Professor at Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. Katherine is a co-founder of Supermajority, an organization that focuses on building women’s political power. She serves on the YWCA USA board, which she joined because of its longstanding intersectional commitment to eliminating racism and sexism. Katherine also sits on the Way to Win Action Fund and the American LGBTQ+ Museum boards.
Katherine lives in Brooklyn, New York.