Christine Pellerin

Founding Partner

Christine is an appropriations and earmarking expert known for her grit and determination. She has secured over $4 billion in programmatic increases over her 30- year career in Washington.

Areas of focus

  • Appropriations
  • Arts, Humanities, and Library Sciences
  • Economic and Workforce Development
  • Healthcare and Social Services
  • Higher Education


As a Founding Partner of The Normandy Group, Christine Pellerin plays a key role in strategic planning to achieve client goals, overseeing various aspects of client service by the firm’s government relations staff. She co-leads Normandy’s municipality, healthcare, and higher education policy practices, as well as the appropriations practice. In addition, she heads teams serving corporate, non-profit, and governmental clients.

Christine’s tenure at Normandy includes collaboration with high-ranking members of Congress, securing nearly $4 billion in increased funding for the Community Health Center Program. This initiative expanded services to 30 million patients in 10,000 communities. She successfully transitioned client projects from congressionally-directed funding, or “earmarks,” to federal budget line items, ensuring permanent funding streams for these projects. Christine actively contributed to key legislative provisions included in the National Defense Authorization Act through her work with Congress.

With over 30 years of experience in Capitol Hill and the government relations industry, Christine previously served as Vice President for The MWW Group, where she established the firm’s appropriations practice. Additionally, she worked as the Director of Federal Affairs for the National Association of Community Health Centers, leading appropriations efforts. Her Capitol Hill roles include serving as Legislative Assistant and Appropriations Staff Associate for then-Congressman Henry Bonilla, now her partner at Normandy. Prior to these positions, she worked for Congressman Silvio Conte and Massachusetts Governor William Weld, as well as a congressional campaign. Christine is an appropriations process expert with extensive policy experience in healthcare and higher education.

Christine earned her dual degree in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and in Policy Studies from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Work and Achievements

Secured nearly $4 billion in increased funding for the Community Health Center Program, expanding services to 30 million patients in 10,000 communities.

Spearheaded efforts to pass and implement the POLICE Act, which trains first responders best practices in confronting active shooter situations. Secured $10 million or more per year for the program.