Speaker profile: Luke Ragland

President
ReadyCO

Luke is the President of ReadyCO. Prior to joining ReadyCO, he served as Vice President of Policy at Colorado Succeeds, a coalition of business leaders focused on improving the state’s education system. Luke led the organization’s legislative, judicial, and policy strategies. He played a key role in developing and passing policies that increased school choice, protected taxpayer accountability, and defended tenure reforms.

Previously, Luke practiced complex commercial litigation at a law firm in Denver. He also spent time working in the White House, where he authored political briefs for President Bush and other cabinet-level officials. Luke coordinated political and official events for the President to help elect Republican candidates across the country.

He received his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in Political Science and studied law at the University of Colorado Law School. In 2016, the Commissioner of Education appointed Luke to serve on the board of the Colorado Charter School Institute, a statewide charter school authorizer.

Luke is a fourth-generation Coloradan who grew up working for his family’s logging company in rural southwestern Colorado. He currently lives in Denver with his wife and daughter.