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As the Finance Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, 2017 was an exciting year for Katie Behnke. Relocating to Washington, D.C. to serve in her current capacity at the committee under the direction of Chairman Cory Gardner, she and her team of 17 raised more money than any previous off-cycle in the history of the committee.

Prior to joining the NRSC, Katie co-founded the Starboard Group in 2008, which is widely regarded as one of the most influential Republican, business, and right-of-center fundraising consulting firms in the United States. Thanks to Katie’s leadership, the firm boasts a large portfolio of clients, including Congressional, Senatorial, Presidential, non-profit, and statewide ballot initiative campaigns. Katie also served as U.S. Senator Cory Gardner’s Deputy Campaign Manager during the 2014 cycle.

A fifth generation Coloradan, Katie enjoys rooting for her beloved University of Colorado Buffs and the Denver Broncos with her husband, Joel, and their two sons, Zion (2) and Ezekiel “Zeke” (8 months).