State Policy Network

Christie Herrera
Visiting Government Affairs Leadership Fellow

Christie Herrera is president and CEO of Philanthropy Roundtable which she joined in 2019. She most recently oversaw the organization’s philanthropic programs, policy and government affairs and marketing and communications teams, working with them to build and sustain a vibrant American philanthropic movement that strengthens our free society. She was also a member of the Roundtable’s executive team and appointed as interim president and CEO in June 2023.

Christie specializes in working with elected officials, policy organizations and coalition partners across the country to turn ideas into laws.  During Christie’s career that has spanned more than two decades, she has helped enact legislation or executive action in 38 states.  She has testified before Congress and legislative committees in 27 states, and her policy work has been profiled in Duke University’s Journal of Health Politics, Policy and LawMSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” and The New York Times, among other outlets.

A proud native of the Philadelphia area, Christie graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications studies and a master’s degree in political science.