Katie Packer Beeson is Founding Partner at Burning Glass Consulting, a first of its kind, all-female Republican firm, which does public relations, political consulting and issue management consulting with an emphasis on messaging to women.
Katie has worked on political campaigns across the country and in her home state of Michigan since 1988 and has managed campaigns at every level from state legislature and Governor to U.S. Senate and Presidential. In 2012 she was the Deputy Campaign Manager of Governor Mitt Romney’s Presidential Campaign.
Katie’s experience also includes working in the administration of Michigan Governor John Engler as Chief of Staff to the Lt. Governor. She served in the administration of President George W. Bush as Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Energy Spence Abraham. She also worked on Capitol Hill as an aide to then U.S. Senator Abraham.
In 2008 Katie started the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) an organization dedicated to grassroots education and mobilization on workplace fairness issues. WFI succeeded in mobilizing opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act (card check). WFI continues to be a leading voice in opposing Big Labor’s agenda in workplace matters and Katie plays an active role.
Katie is an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School for Political Management, located in Washington, DC and was a 2017 Spring Fellow at the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service.
She is an MSNBC contributor and can be frequently heard offering political commentary on NPR. In addition she writes a weekly column for U.S. News and World Report.
Katie is a Michigan native and graduate of Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. She and her husband divide their time between Parker, Colorado and Alexandria, Virginia.