Christine (Chrissy) Harbin joins CRES as the Vice President of External Affairs, where she advances policy priorities by cultivating strategic partnerships on and off Capitol Hill. Prior to joining CRES, she managed stakeholder engagement for the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM) as Acting Senior Vice President for External Engagement and Acting Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives for EXIM’s Program on China and Transformational Exports. Previously, she held similar responsibilities at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental and External Affairs.
Previous to her administration experience, Christine led the federal policy engagement and coalition efforts of Americans For Prosperity, a nationwide grassroots organization, as Vice President of External Affairs. Before then, she held economic policy roles at the American Legislative Exchange Council, a Missouri-based think tank, and the White House National Economic Council during the George W. Bush administration. She holds bachelor’s degrees in economics, mathematics, and French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium.