Kenny Grant is a Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Compass Lexecon, an FTI Company, for their offices in Boston, Massachusetts. He provides regulatory and litigation support to Native nations in the United States and First Nations in Canada. Specific projects have included analyses pertaining to the economics and public policy of tribal taxation authority; assessing the social and economic impacts of tribal enterprises; and facilitating discussions among state, federal, and tribal authorities concerning the development, use, and regulation of natural resources.
Grant is also a Research Associate with the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and a Senior Policy Associate with the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy at the University of Arizona. His research has focused on the role of institutions and social norms in successful economic development. He has authored a number of studies on tribal economic development and the public policy implications of self-determination, including contributions to The State of Native Nations: Conditions under U.S. Policies of Self-Determination (Oxford University Press, 2006) and Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development (University of Arizona Press, 2007).
Grant holds a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Middlebury College.