CO-FOUNDER AND CEO
Kenya McGruder is co-founder and chief executive officer of McGruder Harris. She is one of the most sought-after leaders in political consulting and is widely recognized for her expertise as a veteran Democratic political strategist.
Prior to co-founding McGruder Harris, McGruder was an independent political consultant with more than twenty years of campaign and government affairs experience. She served as the Kentucky State Director for Obama for America during the historic 2008 presidential election, and as a congressional staffer to Democratic House Whip, Congressman Steny Hoyer, the second-ranking member of the House Democratic Leadership. McGruder combines political knowledge, strategic planning, and forward thinking to bring our clients the most comprehensive and tactical winning strategies.
Inspired by her family's lifelong work to the social justice movement, McGruder is committed to making her mark in public policy for a more diverse, equitable and inclusive nation. She has led diversity and inclusion initiatives, in addition to implementing and executing minority engagement strategies in both the public and the private sector.
Active in civic and professional affairs, McGruder sits on several boards. She also plays an active role in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, serving as the Social Action Chair. McGruder is a graduate of Alabama A & M University. She is native of Nashville, Tennessee.
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