Ken Giunta assists charitable organizations on matters related to management systems, accountability and transparency. He also offers professional support and consulting in the areas of fundraising, board management and strategic planning. Prior to retiring in 2007, Ken served as Senior Director of Membership and Standards at the American Council for Voluntary International Action (InterAction) from 2000-2007. He also served as InterAction’s Vice President for Operations and was Interim President and Chief Executive Officer during an eleven-month presidential search process. Prior to joining InterAction, Ken was Senior Director for Corporate Resources and Marketing and Secretary to the Board of Directors at the Overseas Development Council (ODC), an independent, international public policy research organization that focuses on United States international development and foreign policy.
In 1989, Ken was the Chair of Mayor-Elect Sharon Pratt Kelly’s Transition Subcommittee on International Trade and was appointed Deputy Director and subsequently Acting Director of the District of Columbia’s Office of International Business (OIB), a position he held during Mayor Kelly’s term in office. While at OIB, he developed and helped implement urban economic development policy and was directly responsible for developing and implementing an international trade and investment strategy for the District of Columbia.
Ken has served in leadership roles on several boards and advisory committees, including Social Accountability Accreditation Services, Horizons Greater Washington, the Bokamoso Youth Foundation, the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, the Washington Post Committee on Not-for-profit Excellence, the Spanish Educational Development Center of Washington, D.C., and the Parent Association at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Potomac, Maryland.
Ken is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Tufts University. He received his Masters Degree in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with a concentration in comparative politics, developmental economics and international business. As the parent of a St Andrew’s student, he and his family hosted Bokamoso youth in 2018 and 2019. He joined the Bokamoso Youth Foundation Board in 2019.