Principal - Government Relations and Public Affairs
Christie is Principal of Government Relations and Public Affairs for Calfee Strategic Solutions (CSS), a public affairs and government relations firm that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP. In this role, she focuses primarily on representing the issues of clients with municipalities and local governments.
Christie uses her background in both the public and private sector to advise her clients regarding government relations and public affairs matters. She provides guidance on how to best advance their public policy, business and community goals.
Prior to joining CSS, Christie served as Mayor Michael B. Coleman's Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of External Affairs & Services for the City of Columbus. As a key advisor to Mayor Coleman, Christie led the mayor's external affairs office, served as the City's chief government relations officer, and was responsible for developing and retaining relationships with business and community partners. Christie also worked as a legislative aide and was a government affairs principal for a telecommunications company.
As an active community volunteer, Christie has served on many community boards and commissions. Currently, she serves as Vice Chair of the River South Authority, and is a member of the board of trustees for the Pizutti Collection and the Community Shelter Board. She is also a member of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Steering Committee and is an inaugural member of the Columbus Women's Commission.
In 2016, Christie received the Multicultural Leadership Award at the Ohio Diversity and Leadership Conference. She is a YWCA Woman of Achievement and is the recipient of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Corporate Roundtable Award for leadership. She also received the St. Francis DeSales High School Alumni Award for community service and is installed in the Leadership Columbus Hall of Fame.
Calfee Strategic Solutions, LLC is a subsidiary of Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP, a full-service corporate law firm with offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C.