Christine Pellerin is a Senior Advisor at GSIS and a Founding Partner of The Normandy Group. Ms. Pellerin participates in strategic planning to meet the objectives of clients and supervises the Normandy teams servicing corporate, non-profit, and governmental clients.
Ms. Pellerin leads the firm’s global humanitarian and development practice and has implemented successful strategies to target U.S. Foreign aid. Ms. Pellerin has worked with high-ranking members of Congress to secure nearly $3 billion in increased funding for the Community Health Center Program, helping the program to expand service to over 25 million patients in nearly 10,000 communities. She has also worked to transfer client projects once dependent on congressionally directed funding to federal budget line items that yield permanent funding streams for the projects. Ms. Pellerin has worked with Congress to enact key legislative provisions included in the National Defense Authorization Act.
Ms. Pellerin has nearly 30 years of experience working on Capitol Hill and the government relations industry. Before founding Normandy, she served as Vice President for The MWW Group, where she established the firm’s appropriations practice, and as Director of Federal Affairs for the National Association of Community Health Centers, leading their appropriations efforts. Her previous positions on Capitol Hill include serving as Legislative Assistant and Appropriations Staff Associate for then-Congressman Henry Bonilla. Prior to that post, she worked for Congressman Silvio Conte and Massachusetts Governor William Weld, as well as a congressional campaign. She is an expert in the appropriations process and has extensive policy experience in healthcare and higher education issues.
Ms. Pellerin graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and in Policy Studies from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.