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Christine Pellerin

As a Founding Partner of The Normandy Group, Christine Pellerin participates in strategic planning to meet the Christine headshotgoals and objectives of clients and supervises many aspects of client service by the firm’s government relations staff.   She co-leads Normandy’s healthcare and higher education policy practices, in addition to Normandy’s appropriations practice, and heads teams serving corporate, non-profit, and governmental clients.

During her tenure at Normandy, Christine has worked with key Members of Congress to secure nearly $11 billion in increased funding for community health center program, helping the program to expand service to 25 million patients in 10,000 communities.   She has also worked to transfer client projects once dependent on Congressionally-directed funding, or “earmarks,” to federal budget line items yielding permanent funding streams for the projects.  Christine has worked with Congress to enact key legislative provisions to be included in the National Defense Authorization Act.

Christine has 27 years of experience working on Capitol Hill and the government relations industry.  Before joining Normandy, she worked as Vice President for The MWW Group where she established the firm’s appropriations practice and as Director of Federal Affairs for the National Association of Community Health Centers, leading the appropriations efforts.  Her previous positions on Capitol Hill include serving as Legislative Assistant and Appropriations Staff Associate for then-Congressman Henry Bonilla, now her partner at Normandy.  Prior to that post, she worked for Congressman Silvio O. Conte and Massachusetts’ Governor William Weld, as well as a congressional campaign.  She is an expert in the appropriations process and has extensive policy experience in health care and higher education issues.

Christine earned dual degrees from Syracuse University--Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Policy Studies from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.