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Kimberly Grande Stanko

Class Year: 2002
News: NC Department of Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks announced Kimberly D. Grande (Stanko) as the new executive director of the Inmate Grievance Resolution Board. Grande, a seasoned jurist who has practiced law for more than a decade, will assume the position on January 8, 2018. As executive director of the grievance and resolution board, Grande will advise the grievance board in its management of the state’s administrative remedy procedures which allows inmates the opportunity to file legitimate complaints and receive due process to reach fair resolution. Grande comes to DPS from the North Carolina Department of Justice where she served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Public Safety Section. During her seven years with the agency, she defended the department in lawsuits filed by prisoners in both state and federal courts. She also handled class-action litigation and has represented parties in claim settlements and negotiations, organizing discovery, jury and bench trials, and the review of agency policies. Grande received her Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. For more information, please visit: