Christina Martin

Fall 2006

Christina Martin has experienced politics from every angle… from the cornfields of Iowa to the hallowed halls of the U.S. Capitol and the White House to cruising altitude aboard Air Force One. Throughout her 18-year career, Martin has served as a spokesperson and communications strategist for senior elected Republican leaders. As Press Secretary to Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, she led an image reformation that resulted in a +33% swing in job approval/disapproval ratings over 13 months and was named by Roll Call newspaper as one of the 50 most powerful staffers on Capitol Hill. Martin has also worked for Presidential nominee/Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. Martin was Chief of Staff and Press Secretary to California Representative Michael Huffington. During President George H. W. Bush's administration, Martin served in various roles within the White House Office of Speechwriting, and is also a veteran of three presidential campaigns.

In recent years, Martin has stood at the crossroads of corporate America and public policy where she created media strategies, with an emphasis on image and crisis communications, on significant issues facing the wireless and financial services industries. Martin is presently Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications for the Securities Industry Association (SIA), which the Wall Street Journal called "Wall Street's leading trade group", and is the first woman to serve on SIA's management committee.

Martin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Kansas.


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