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Katie Burke

Katie Burke is one of the country's leading political and corporate affairs communications strategists with twenty years of experience at the highest levels of government and business.

Katie is Senior Strategist and Global Chief of Staff at Edelman, the world's largest communications firm, where she also sits on the Executive Committee.

Previously, Katie was Communications Director for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Campaign and held the same position for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s historic re-election victory in California. Before the Schwarzenegger campaign, Katie served as Director of Television News in the George W. Bush White House where she was chief liaison and spokeswoman for all television network executives, anchors and producers and was involved in a wide range of foreign and domestic policy issues. Katie was a senior spokeswoman and Director of Broadcast Media for the Republican National Committee (RNC) during the 2004 election cycle.

Her career began as a staffer for U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, where she reached the positions of Communications Director and policy advisor after working her way up from answering the telephones in his office.

Katie earned her Masters in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics and graduated from Skidmore College.

She is a member of the Board of Trustees for Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut where she sits on the Board of Visitors and Chairs the Development Committee for the School of Communications. Katie also sits on the Board of the Jackson Hole Children's Museum in Jackson, Wyoming.

Katie and her husband David live in Rowayton, Connecticut with their seven year old daughter, Charlotte.