Vic Klatt, a principal of Penn Hill Group, has been working on federal education policy for more than two decades. Before joining Penn Hill Group, Klatt served as a vice president at Van Scoyoc Associates, where he created an education policy shop. Klatt also served for three years as the GOP staff director for the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, helping to guide the committee’s deliberations on education, workforce and social policy issues, including higher education, elementary and secondary education, labor policy, Head Start, welfare reform, job training, and civil rights issues. In the 1990s, Klatt spent seven years as the education policy director for the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. He first began specializing in education in 1989, when he served as the director of legislation and deputy assistant secretary for congressional affairs at the U.S. Department of Education. With Secretaries Lamar Alexander and Lauro Cavazos, Klatt helped coordinate the legislative dimension of President George H.W. Bush’s education policy. Klatt has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kalamazoo College in Michigan.