WASHINGTON, D.C.— Christina Martin, former head of public affairs and communications at the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association and spokeswoman for House Speaker Newt Gingrich
has joined Powell Tate | Weber Shandwick as executive vice president.
Martin joins from CTIA, where she served as senior vice president for public affairs and communications for nearly five years. At CTIA, Martin directed and successfully executed external and internal communications for the international trade association representing 300 wireless phone carriers, manufacturers, Internet content and affiliate members. She lobbied wireless issues at state and federal levels and created advocacy ad campaigns, statewide/national grassroots campaigns.
According to Jody Powell, chairman of Powell Tate | Weber Shandwick, Martin “has a great policy and political background. Her extensive experience in the communications industry and
political arena will significantly broaden our offering to clients.”
Prior to CTIA, Martin was press secretary to Speaker Gingrich from 1997-1999. In addition to her work for Gingrich, Martin was deputy press secretary of the Dole-Kemp presidential campaign in 1996 and press secretary for Iowa governor Terry Branstad from 1994-95. She also served in the White House office of speechwriting and communications from 1989-93.