Public Policy Director, Global Elections, Facebook (Festival Underwriter)
Katie Harbath is the public policy director for global elections at Facebook, a position she’s held since 2011. Prior to Facebook, she was the chief digital strategist at the National Republican Senatorial Committee from 2009 to 2011. Harbath previously led digital strategy in positions at public affairs consulting firm DCI Group, the Rudy Giuliani for President campaign, and the Republican National Committee. She also was communications director and press secretary in the US House of Representatives in 2005 and 2006. Harbath holds a BA in journalism and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, having graduated in 2003.