Kristin R. Winters  Manager of Office Operations, Associate

Kristin Winters has been with The Smith-Free Group since its inception and continues to play an integral role in the daily operations and management of the office.  She provides critical legislative, research, and administrative support to both our principals and clients.    


Kristin acquired a solid foundation for working in the political arena through her prior experience on Capitol Hill, in both the offices of U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes and the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Aging.  She then transitioned into the world of consulting, beginning as a staff assistant at Walker/Free Associates. 


Throughout the years, Kristin has been relied upon for a multitude of assignments covering every facet of our firm.  She is adept at coordinating client-related fly-ins, briefings and conferences, organizing fundraisers and film screenings, monitoring congressional hearings, and tracking legislation.  In addition, she has worked on a varied portfolio of issues of importance to the firm and its clients, ranging from intellectual property and copyright, to Native American, financial services, and tax issues, to name a few. 


Kristin also handles an array of office managerial duties which have included maintaining vendor relationships, assisting with bookkeeping duties, orientating new employees, and she has overseen every aspect of previous office relocations and renovations.   


A native of Maryland, Kristin graduated from Frostburg State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a minor in History.