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