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Damian Kunko

SMI Staff: Damian Kunko
Vice President for Business Development

Mr. Kunko has been working in government relations since 1996, primarily assisting companies, trade associations and universities to develop federal strategies for supporting new technology development and policies that incentivize the deployment of Energy and Defense related technologies. Through his leadership of SMI’s Energy practice, Mr. Kunko has secured over $500 million in federal funding for clients and has participated in the formation of several national trade organizations and advocacy coalitions. He also served on the staff of a Member of Congress from Washington State. Mr. Kunko holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Washington State University and was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps where he served in landing support, artillery, and counter-intelligence units.