Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has hired Katherine McGuire, Vice President of Government Relations at the Business Software Alliance, as his new Chief of Staff.
"Katherine will be a fantastic addition to the team," said Hultgren. "I take my new leadership role representing Illinois on the Financial Services Committee very seriously. Katherine's experience and policy leadership in the financial services arena will be invaluable toward advancing my goals for my district and Illinois' vital banking industry."
McGuire has 17 years of experience in the U.S. Senate, where she was a Legislative Director and Staff Director on the Banking Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance and Staff Director for the Banking Subcommittee on Securities and Investment. She started her Senate career as a legislative assistant and Senate floor assistant to the Assistant Republican Leader Senator Alan Simpson and then handled banking and finance for the Senate Agriculture Committee under Chairman Richard Lugar.
McGuire left the Senate in 2007 as the Republican Staff Director for the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. In 2007, the National Journal named her one of the Top 100 Hill Staff. In her role at the BSA, McGuire directed policy campaigns on issues of importance to the software industry including intellectual property protection, cyber security, trade and markets access, and cloud computing.
McGuire holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in International Economics from the University of Wyoming. Shewill make the move to the south side of the Capitol at the end of January.