A lifelong Catholic originally from Texas, Judy Dunn received her business degree from Southern Methodist University, and then built her early career in financial marketing and sales. Following her passion for wine and entertainment, she later purchased and grew Decanter Imports, a wine distribution business, and served as its president and owner for 15 years before selling the company in 2005. She has also served on the board of directors of Austin County State Bank in Bellville, Texas.
She has a special love for Augustine Institute students, enjoys FORMED Daily Reflections, and is an active member of the board of regents. Judy believes strongly in the co-responsibility of the laity as the path ahead for the Church (per Pope Benedict), and sees the Augustine Institute as providing vital leadership for these efforts. Judy has a history of supporting FOCUS, the Institute of St. John, and other Catholic apostolates.