Katharine Ferguson is Regional Solutions’ Project Policy Fellow (Policy). She is an Associate Director for Aspen Institute’s Community Strategies Group (CSG) and Director of CSG’s Regional and Rural Development Initiatives. Her interests are in the practical challenges of institutional change, policy implementation, and collaborative governance. Katharine served as Chief of Staff for the White House Domestic Policy Council and as Chief of Staff for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Her contribution is in federal and state policies that impact rural and regional development, as well as connections to relevant policy networks.