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Audience in Lecture






Founder and Partner


Oak Rose Group, LLC


Katherine Haley has more than 20 years of experience in public policy and philanthropy. Over the course of her career, she has established extensive networks across the country and expanded education opportunity, built coalitions to advance policies that improve school choice and workforce readiness, mobilized resources to strengthen civil society.

Before founding Oak Rose Group, Katherine served as the vice president of programs and senior director of K-12 programs at the Philanthropy Roundtable. She also spent 13 years working for members of Congress to advance policies that lead to human flourishing, including seven years advising former Speaker of the House John Boehner on education, workforce, antipoverty, and global health issues.

In March 2022, Katherine was appointed to a 3-year term on the Arizona Board of Education, where she was recently nominated and approved to serve as vice president. She also serves on the boards of 50CAN, Love Your School and The Trinity Forum, is a member of American Enterprise Institute’s Leadership Network and Conservative Education Reform Network, and is an active supporter of Opportunity International and International Justice Mission.

Katherine received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Duke University and her master’s degree in government from Johns Hopkins University. After 25 years on the East Coast, she returned home to Arizona where she enjoys traveling, running, playing tennis, hiking, skiing, learning new things, and spending time with family and friends.

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