WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harvard University's
Institute of Politics has named Chriss Winston, a Senior Director at the
White House Writers Group, as a Resident Fellow for the Spring 2007
semester. The Institute's Fellows program brings experienced political
practitioners to the Harvard campus to facilitate interaction between the
academic and political communities and to encourage Harvard students'
interest in public service. During her Fellowship, Ms. Winston will lead a
weekly study group, "Will Women Elect the Next President?", exploring the
role women voters will play in the 2008 Presidential election.
Ms. Winston has extensive experience in government and politics. Before
joining the White House Writers Group, Winston held senior posts in the
administrations of President George H.W. Bush and President Ronald Reagan.
In 1989, she became the first woman to head the White House Office of
Speechwriting when serving as Deputy Assistant to the President for
Communications. Winston was also the Director of the Office of Public
Information for the United States Information Agency and, during the Reagan
Administration, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor and Director
Along with her government service, Ms. Winston has written a number of
books, among them Winning the Race: Taking Charge of Breast Cancer with
Komen Breast Cancer Foundation founding Chair Nancy Brinker and What Color
is a Conservative?, the autobiography of former Republican Congressman J.C.
Watts. Ms. Winston's latest book, How to Raise an American, will be
published by Crown Forum in March 2007.
In the political arena, Ms. Winston was Deputy Director of
Communications for Bush/Quayle '88 and, prior to that, was Director of
Incumbent Campaigns for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
She also served as a County Commissioner for Charles County, Maryland.
As a Senior Director at the White House Writers Group, Ms. Winston
provides speech writing and strategic communications services for a wide
range of clients in business, politics, public policy and the arts.
Ms. Winston lives in Pomfret, Maryland with her husband, pollster David
Winston, and one son.
SOURCE White House Writers Group