Christie Herrera

Christie Herrera is executive director of the Alliance for Charitable Excellence (ACE), a project of The Philanthropy Roundtable.  ACE champions the philanthropic freedom that allows our nation’s charitable sector to thrive—within the philanthropic community, and in statehouses across America.

Prior to joining the Roundtable, Christie served as vice president of state affairs at the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA). During Christie’s FGA tenure, she secured 156 policy reform wins—bills passed or executive action—in 34 states. She also led the foundation’s Medicaid work, which in 2014 was nominated for the Atlas Network’s prestigious Templeton Freedom Award, recognizing the most exceptional and innovative contributions to the understanding of human enterprise.

Before joining FGA, Christie served as director of the Health and Human Services Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). During her seven years at ALEC, 38 states enacted model legislation drafted by ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force.

Christie has testified before Congress and legislative committees in 27 states. Her policy work has been covered by the New York Times; Fox News Channel; The EconomistJournal of Health Politics, Policy & Law; and MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” among other outlets.

Christie holds a B.S. in communication studies and an M.S. in political science from Florida State University.