Winston Receives Resident Fellowship at Harvard's Institute of Politics

Former Presidential Speechwriter to Examine Importance of Women Voters in

2008 Election

Jan 30, 2007, 00:00 ET from White House Writers Group

    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
 of Information.
     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