The Institute for Education’s will host a Women in Power dinner with special guest Barrett Karr, Chief of Staff for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23). The dinner will be hosted by Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Ahmed Al Mughairy of the Embassy of the Sultan of Oman on March 6. By invitation only.

About our Speaker: As Deputy Chief of Staff to the House Majority Leader, Barrett Karr oversaw a policy team that advises the House Majority Leader on the House Republican legislative agenda. Barrett holds a broad background for policy expertise, especially matters related to health care, education, and financial services. Barrett recently returned to Capitol Hill after several years in the private sector, and she has over 20 years of experience in both Congress and the White House. Prior to her work in the private sector, Barrett was Majority Staff Director of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. She oversaw a team of 50 people, designed the committee agenda and schedule, and coordinated legislative operations with House, Senate, and Administration counterparts. Prior to becoming Staff Director in 2009, Barrett was Deputy Assistant for Legislative Affairs to President George W. Bush. From 1995-2005, she served on the staff of Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), the latter four years as Chief of Staff. Barrett is a graduate of Texas Christian University and earned her MA in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University.