Otto Katt advocates for the interests of Lewis-Burke clients in the areas of higher education, tax, and immigration. Building on his experience and expertise in education policy, Mr. Katt provides strategic guidance on legislative, administrative, and regulatory issues at the Department of Education, including the Office of Federal Student Aid, the Office of Civil Rights, and the Office of Postsecondary Education.
Mr. Katt works closely with clients to advance their priorities on Capitol Hill and in the Administration. He leverages his professional knowledge and expertise, gained while working in the K-12 space, and at the state and federal policy level, to provide timely insight and support to clients on key education policy issues including federal student financial aid, the evolving higher education landscape, and tax and immigration policy as they relate to higher education.
Previously, Mr. Katt served as the education advisor for Representative Phil Roe (R-TN) who serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee. In his role with the Office of Representative Roe, he proposed and developed education and workforce development policies for the congressman. He also staffed and advised the congressman at Education and Workforce Committee meetings and district events and engaged various interest groups, stakeholder groups, and agencies regarding pertinent legislation.
Prior to working for Representative Roe, Mr. Katt worked as a teacher, administrator, and program manager. These experiences include serving as a Teach For America Corps member and inaugural Program Manager for Heart Math Tutoring. Mr. Katt has worked in schools in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and North Carolina.
Mr. Katt received his B.A. in history from The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ and his Masters in international studies: Latin America from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.