Christine Warnke, PhD, Senior Vice President

Dr. Christine Warnke serves as Senior Vice President of Capitol Hill Consulting Group.  She represents clients on legislative, regulatory and international matters before the US Congress, the White House, and various departments and independent agencies of the executive branch.

In addition to her experience with the US government, she has worked in international public sectors for several decades. In the international sphere, Dr. Warnke has spearheaded numerous domestic and international initiatives in the areas of economic/investment, finance, banking, defense/military, energy, medical research and device development.

Dr. Warnke gained national recognition during the 2008 Presidential Election when she was appointed to serve as a Superdelegate of the Democratic National Committee. She continues to maintain a leadership role within the organization as Vice Chair of the DNC Ethnic Coordinating Council, which aims to bring a diverse group of ethnic Americans into the Democratic Party. Dr. Warnke has been at the center of women’s initiatives and recently joined the Feminist Majority Future PAC Board, which supports state and local women candidates.

In 2010, Dr. Warnke was selected by the Smithsonian Board of Regents, which includes the Vice President of the United States and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, to the Smithsonian National African Advisory Board. She continues to serve on numerous boards related to the African continent and other developing world markets.  Dr. Warnke currently serves on the University of the District of Columbia Foundation Board.  Most recently, Dr. Warnke was elected to the Board of Sister Cities International, which touts over fourteen sister city relationships with capitals throughout the globe.  Her commitment to local public service includes two Mayoral appointments to the DC Real Estate Commission.

In 1994, Dr. Warnke was nominated by then President William Jefferson Clinton to serve on the Board of the National Institute of Building Sciences and was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate.  She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Maryland a year prior and was then bestowed the Alumni of the Year Award by the university.

Christine started her career in the political arena by being asked to serve in the Office of the United States Senate Majority Leader held by the late Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV).  In this capacity, she interacted with the United States Senators in the Democratic Caucus.