Our People

Kathleen Hanson

Senior Consultant & Principal


University of New Hampshire, B.S.


Chattanooga, Tennessee

Clients Served
Reports & Commentaries

Kathleen Hanson first joined Marts & Lundy as Of Counsel in our Schools Practice Group bringing nearly 20 years experience at independent schools. In 2008 she joined the firm full-time as a senior consultant. In 2011 she was named leader of the Practice Group.

Prior to joining the firm full-time, Kathy was at Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN as assistant head/vice president for advancement & external affairs. In this capacity, she directed development, admissions and financial aid, alumni relations, parent relations, communications, marketing and summer programs at the 1,068-student day/boarding school.

Prior to Baylor School, Kathy served as director of institutional advancement at The Fessenden School in West Newton, MA, from 1994-1999. She was responsible for all development functions for the 550 boys day/boarding school, including a two-year, $8 million building fund.

Kathy is an active volunteer and presenter at workshops and seminars.  Her nationally known expertise in marketing led NAIS to select Kathy as editor of The NAIS Handbook on Marketing Independent Schools (published 2011). She is a member of the Marts & Lundy Board of Directors.

Partial List of Clients Served
The Altamont School, AL
The Bear Creek School, WA
B’nai Shalom Day School, NC
Canterbury School, NC
The Elon School, NC
Emma Willard School, NY
Flintridge Sacred Heart School, CA
Franklin Road Academy, TN
Green Hedges School, VA
Harding Academy, TN
The Hun School of Princeton, NJ
Jackson Academy, MS
The Key School, MD
Louisville Collegiate School, KY
Malvern Preparatory School, PA
Mary Institute & Saint Louis Country Day School, MO
Miami Country Day School, FL
Oak Hill School, TN
Oregon Episcopal School, OR
Presbyterian School of Houston, TX
Ravenscroft School, NC
River Oaks Baptist School, TX
Saint Mary’s School, NC
The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, FL
St. Agnes Academy, TX
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Day School, MD
St. Edward’s School, FL
St. Francis Episcopal Day School, TX
St. Paul’s Episcopal School, AL
Trinity Valley School, TX
University School of Milwaukee, WI
The Webb School, TN
Western Reserve Academy, OH
Westtown School, PA
Whitfield School, MO
Wildwood School, CA
Windward School, NY