Katie Hays is a manager in the Washington, D.C. Government Affairs office of Caterpillar Inc., where she leads the lobbying efforts for the company on a range of issues including tax, trade, intellectual property and pensions, in addition to overseeing international business advocacy.
Katie is actively engaged with numerous coalitions including the Alliance for Competitive Taxation (ACT), The Tax Council (Program Committee), the Pension Coalition, The TPP Coalition, Trade Benefits America, and the Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform. Katie also represents Caterpillar on the tax and international committees of multiple trade associations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, and the Business Roundtable. She is a member of the Tax Coalition and serves on the boards of the National Foreign Trade Council and the Ford’s Theatre.
Katie joined Caterpillar from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where she served as executive director of Congressional and Public Affairs from 2004-2011. While at the Chamber, Katie spearheaded the lobbying efforts on health reform, forming and leading numerous coalitions focused on the business community, most recently working on the Patient Protection and Affordability Act and its implementation.
Before joining the Chamber, Hays served as director of legislative affairs for the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and also worked at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld law firm.
Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, Hays is a proud graduate from the University of Alabama. Katie and her husband Philip reside in Arlington, Virginia.