Mary V. Kurkjian MPP 1978 is an experienced information technology and management consultant for organizations in the public sector. Her services focus on management of large IT projects, strategic planning, and the improvement of operations. She has worked in 44 states for motor vehicle, human services, criminal justice, and IT agencies. Before her consulting career, she served in senior management roles in Massachusetts state government at the state employment and training agency and the health and human services agency. She is also the founding director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Executive Education Program. Kurkjian has given to the HKS Fund for 27 consecutive years, and is currently a member of two of the Fund’s honor societies—the Littauer Society and Loyalty Society.