Washington, DC – The Bipartisan Policy Center is pleased to announce that Katie Harbath, former public policy director at Facebook, will join BPC’s Elections Project as a fellow.
Harbath is a global leader at the intersection of elections, democracy, civics, and technology who is credited with building out and leading a global team responsible for managing elections. She also played a significant role in working to get governments and elected officials around the world to use Facebook and Instagram to connect and engage with constituents.
“Bringing Katie into the organization is another step in the right direction for BPC and our Elections Project and I am excited to welcome her to the team,” said Matthew Weil, director of BPC’s Election Project. “Katie’s background in the tech and political sectors provides the much-needed insight to produce top quality work that will have a positive impact on the future of election policy in the digital space.”
Prior to Facebook, Harbath held senior strategic digital roles at the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, DCI Group, and multiple campaigns. She is on the boards of the National Conference on Citizenship, Democracy Works, and the Center for Journalism Ethics at UW Madison. She was named one of the top 50 people to watch in politics by Politico in 2014 and a Rising Star by Campaigns & Elections magazine in 2009.
“I’m excited to be joining the stellar elections team at the Bipartisan Policy Center as a fellow,” said Katie Harbath. “BPC is a widely respected organization leading the way in helping to improve how our elections are run and to help people have the information they need to vote. I’m looking forward to working with them on these issues.”