Katie Ratlief, Executive Director

Katie Ratlief is Common Sense Institute’s Executive Director. In this role, Katie serves as CSI-AZ’s primary spokesperson, and works with the CEO, Board and other partners to ensure that CSI-AZ’s mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.

Prior to joining the Common Sense Institute Arizona, Katie served in former Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s administration for six years. She served as Director of Legislative Affairs, Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff. In there roles, she led the governor’s legislative, policy and budget teams in advocating for policies to ensure Arizona is the best state in which to live, work, play and raise a family. She served as the lead negotiator for the state budget while Deputy Chief of Staff. She is proud to have worked to secure the bipartisan Opioid Epidemic Act, the 20×2020 teacher pay raise, the nation’s first universal license recognition law, the state’s Drought Contingency Plan, a modernized gaming compact, the largest income tax cut in state history, the largest school choice expansion in the country, and a $1 billion investment in the state’s water resiliency.

Katie received her B.A. in Economics and Political Science and her J.D. from the University of Arizona.

Email Katie Ratlief: Katie@csinstituteaz.org