Christina Carrica Haley serves as Senior Policy Advisor in the public law and policy group at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Working on a book of business, which includes but is not limited to US companies and organizations in a variety of industries such as Telecom, FinTech, Energy and Trade. Also advises clients on their D&I portfolios and on work in Latin and South America, creating synergies with governments and businesses alike in the region for US companies and the reverse for companies based in the region.
She currently sits on the Advisory Board of Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute and as well as the Advisory Board for the U.S. Mexico Foundation. Prior to joining Akin Gump, Christina served as the CEO of Connectiva, a strategic political consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.
Connectiva served as a campaign finance firm, where Ms. Haley designed, ran and implemented National and D.C. fundraising strategies for congressional candidates. Most recently, she led the fundraising efforts for Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the highest ranking Latino Democrat in Congress; Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA); Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL); and several other Members of the United States House and Senate.
Ms. Haley also served as the national Latino finance director for the Hillary for America Campaign raising the largest amount ever by a single campaign in history. Christina designed, implemented and managed a national strategy to recruit, engage and maintain Latino donors and raisers in order to build the largest group of Latino supporters of a presidential campaign.
Christina has distinguished herself as one of the top Latino fundraisers and strategist in the country and devoted herself to leveraging donor networks to support diverse leaders. Her unique network had positioned her to be a player in the growing economy of the Americas. She is seen as a trusted confidant of businesses, State and Federal Governments in the United States, Mexico and Argentina, amongst other places in the region.
Christina is first generation Argentinian-American and growing up spent her summers in Argentina with her family that still resides there and Michigan. She was raised in Deltona, Florida and went to study in the DC area after completing High school. She earned both of her B.A. degrees, Politics and Economics of Society, from Marymount University and currently resides in Washington, DC.