Christie is the President and CEO of YWCA Columbus.
Christie was formerly the Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs for Calfee Strategic Solutions, a public affairs and government relations firm that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP. In
this role, she focused 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 goals, which can include building key relationships and building public support.
Prior to joining CSS, Christie served as Mayor Michael B. Coleman’ 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 building and retaining relationships with business and community partners. Christie has also worked as a legislative aide and handled government affairs for a telecommunications company.
An active community volunteer, Christie has served on many community boards and commissions. Currently, she serves on the boards of directors of The Greater Columbus Arts Council, The River South Authority, and
The Pizutti Collection and on the Board of Trustees for the Community Shelter Board. Christie also serves on the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Steering Committee.
In 2016, Christie received the Multicultural Leadership Award at the Ohio Diversity and Leadership Conference. She was named a 2015 YWCA Woman of Achievement, is the recipient of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Corporate Roundtable Award for leadership, and the St. Francis DeSales High School Alumni Award for community service. She was installed in the Leadership Columbus Hall of Fame in 2013.