President | ReadyCO
Luke Ragland 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. Ragland 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, Ragland 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. Ragland 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 Ragland to serve on the board of the Colorado Charter School Institute, a statewide charter school authorizer. Ragland is a fourth-generation Coloradan who grew up working for his family’s logging company in rural southwestern Colorado.