Martin Christie is the founder and President of Christie Strategy Group, a public affairs consulting firm based in Montgomery, Alabama.
Christie Strategy Group provides clients with a comprehensive, strategic approach to solving problems in the public and governmental arenas through direct representation, political action committee development, and establishments of grassroots lobbying programs and issue management through positive media relations.
Prior to founding his own firm, Christie was Vice President of the Business Council of Alabama. Over a period of several years, his responsibilities included supervision of the association’s governmental relations program, development of a comprehensive grassroots structure involving association members and local chambers of commerce, and coordination of the organization’s political affairs.
Working with the Business Council of Alabama’s ProgressPAC, Christie raised over $2 million on behalf of pro-business candidates in Alabama during a two year period.
Before joining the Business Council, Christie was a senior Public Affairs Officer with Walter Industries, Inc., a Fortune 200 corporation. He also served in Washington, D.C. on the staff of Congressman John H. Buchanan, Jr. as both Press Secretary and Research Assistant.
A member of numerous public affairs organizations on the state and national levels, Christie served as Chairman of the Business Council Governmental Affairs Committee and on the Executive Committee of United for State Action, a group of state business organizations dedicated to enhancing business’ influence through direct participation in the political process.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he received his undergraduate degree in International Relations cum laude, Christie is an accomplished speaker on the subject of political involvement and participation.
Martin and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Montgomery.
Maeci Martin Walker
Director of Public Affairs
Maeci Walker joined Christie Strategy Group as Public Affairs Manager in February 2011. In July 2013, she was named Director of Public Affairs. Her responsibilities include client communications and support, lobbying and government relations activities, political action committee fundraising, development and implementation of communications strategies to enhance legislative and political objectives, interaction with clients and candidates during campaigns, and many other activities in support of the firm. Walker also serves as Treasurer of the CSG Political Action Committee (PAC), handling all ethics reporting and fundraising.
Before joining Christie Strategy Group, Walker worked as a Public Relations Assistant with the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education. She has also worked with the Republican Party of Tuscaloosa as a fundraiser/event coordinator and served as Campaign Coordinator for John Merrill’s successful 2010 campaign for the Alabama House of Representatives, District 62.
Walker received her B.A. in Communication Studies from Samford University in 2008 and her M.A. in Advertising and Public Relations from The University of Alabama in 2009.
Maeci and her husband, R.B., reside in Birmingham with their son, Bo, and two Frenchtons – Zelda and Ruby.