Christian Whiton is a senior vice president at Banner Public Affairs, where he focuses on clients in technology, finance, legal, and international fields, as well as crisis management.
Christian joined Banner from the State Department, where he was a senior advisor for strategic communications. During the Presidential Transition, Christian was the media advisor to Rex Tillerson and Nikki Haley during their respective nominations for Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
Christian’s earlier experience includes communications-related work on several presidential campaigns and extensive on-camera media work. He was a California-based principal at a political risk advisory firm, serving domestic and international clients.
Christian previously worked at the State Department during the George W. Bush administration, serving as a speechwriter and a deputy special envoy. His efforts included international information campaigns.
Christian is the author of “Smart Power: Between Diplomacy and War” (Potomac Books), and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox Business, Fox News, and other networks. His articles have been published by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Daily Caller, Huffington Post, and numerous other publications. He is a senior fellow for strategy and public diplomacy at the Center for the National Interest.
Prior to earning an MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, Christian was a senior associate at KPMG’s corporate finance practice. He received an undergraduate degree from Tulane University.
Christan is based jointly in Banner’s offices in Washington and Los Angeles.