Christian is a well-respected communications and public affairs professional with more than 15 years of experience. Specializing in crisis and reputation management, she has a great deal of success helping clients address extremely complex, highly charged issues.
As president of Pure Energy PR, LLC, a boutique communications firm, Christian represents a broad spectrum of industries and organizations. In her current role, Christian has gained deep-rooted knowledge of the energy, cleantech and mining sectors and has developed strong relationships with key stakeholders, including regulators, policymakers and the media.
Before founding Pure Energy, Christian served as vice president at the Austin office of Cohn & Wolfe Read-Poland (currently BCW), an international public relations firm. While serving in that role, she was responsible for managing the corporate/public affairs team on a variety of client accounts.
Prior to joining Cohn & Wolfe Read Poland, Christian served as a public affairs specialist for Marathon Oil Corporation in Houston, Texas, where she managed the public affairs activities of three core production business units. While at Marathon, most of Christian’s time was spent in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana where she was responsible for driving several coal-bed methane communication outreach campaigns.
Christian also spent close to three years working for Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, the world’s largest independent public relations firm, where she managed multiple client accounts, including the famed Butterball Turkey Talk Line, Equity Office Properties Trust, Texas Beef Council, SC Johnson and Claritin.
Christian began her career as a project coordinator at The Earth’s Birthday Project, a nationally recognized educational non-profit organization. In this role, she promoted the organization’s environmental goals to national media.
Christian graduated magna cum laude from St. Edward’s University with a BA in communications studies. Her love for public affairs and the legislative process began while working as an aide to Texas State Senator Don Henderson.