In 1989, Chriss Winston became the first woman to head the White House Office of Speech Writing as Deputy Assistant to the President for Communications and Director of Speech Writing for President George H.W. Bush. She also oversaw the White House Offices of Media Relations and Public Affairs.
Winston also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor under President Reagan and as Director of the Office of Public Liaison for the United States Information Agency. Since 1994, she has headed her own consultancy, CorporateWord, which provides speechwriting, editorial services, and strategic communications for its clients. A longtime political campaign professional, she was selected in 2007 as a teaching Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.
Winston has written and co-authored a number of books and her political and policy writing has appeared in many national publications. During the 2008 election, Mrs. Winston founded and served as President of the “Take Your Kids to Vote Campaign.”