John Christie | Senior Vice President

John Christie is a Senior Vice President at the Smith-Free Group.  Previously, he served as Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D.  In that role, he successfully managed a full team of legislative and congressional casework experts, advised the Congresswoman on all legislative and campaign matters, and was the office's main point of contact on all subjects related to the Congresswoman's Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus, including the HBCU Partnership Challenge, a public-private partnership initiative that engages close to 100 leading companies.  

Christie has worked in several congressional offices in the U.S. House of Representatives, advising on legislative issues related to education, labor, criminal justice, financial services, and trade policy for eight years.  During his time on Capitol Hill, he shepherded the passage of multiple bills and initiatives into law, including major components of the 2018 Farm Bill and successive Omnibus packages.