Ron Christie

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Ronald I. "Ron" Christie[1] is vice president of Navigators,[2] a "full-service issues management firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Sacramento, California, and Tallahassee, FL which provides integrated public affairs campaigns that combine lobbying, issue advertising, strategic public relations and grassroots pressure to solve difficult public policy problems."[3]

"Most recently, he was Executive Vice President and Director of Global Government Affairs at Ruder Finn and Of Counsel at the DC law firm of Patton Boggs, LLP. From 2002 to 2004, he was Acting Director of USA Freedom Corps and special assistant to President George W. Bush. He began service at the White House in 2001 as deputy assistant to Vice President Cheney for domestic policy, advising the Vice President on policy initiatives in health care, budget, tax and other policy areas."[3]


"In March 2003, Christie was promoted to Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director, USA Freedom Corps.

"Christie was originally appointed to the USA Freedom Corps in February 2002 as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Policy Initiatives and Governmental Affairs. Christie previously served as Deputy Assistant to Vice President Cheney for Domestic Policy from January 2001 to February 2002, advising the Vice President on policy initiatives in health care, budget, taxes, and other policy areas. He was also elected as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations in 2001."[4]

Christie wrote a book "about his experiences as a black conservative working in President Bush's White House. Black in the White House: Life Inside George W. Bush's West Wing[5] details Christie's time working for a Republican president. ...

"Prior to joining the Vice President's staff, Christie briefly held the position of Counsel to U.S. Senator George Allen (R-VA). He also worked for nearly a decade as a senior advisor to former House Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich (R-OH), developing and coordinating the Congressman's strategic legislative agenda."[4]

Christie has "appeared on FOX's The O'Reilly Factor, The Big Story with John Gibson, Fox and Friends, CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight, CNBC's Dennis Miller Show, C-SPAN's Washington Journal, MSNBC's Abrams Report, to name a few. He also appeared as a weekly panelist on CNN's Burden of Proof legal affairs program from 1996-1999, and as a panelist on Youngbloods, a weekly, one-hour political talk show on America's Voice aimed at Generation X viewers."[4]

"A native of Palo Alto, California, Christie received a bachelor's degree from Haverford College and a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University National Law Center. Following his undergraduate work, Mr. Christie taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts."[4]


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  1. People: Ronald I. Christie,
  2. Senior Staff: Ron Christie, Vice President,, accessed September 5, 2007.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ron Christie, The Hill's Pundit Blog, accessed September 5, 2007.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Speakers: Ron Christie, Leading Authorities Speakers' Bureau, accessed September 5, 2007.
  5. Ron Christie, "Black in the White House: Life Inside George W. Bush's West Wing", Thomas Nelson (January 3, 2006), ISBN-10: 1595550399 / ISBN-13: 978-1595550392

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