Kriston Alford McIntosh joined The Hamilton Project in December 2014. McIntosh previously served as a senior vice president in the Washington, D.C. office of Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm, where she managed the Edelman Alliances practice. McIntosh last served as the staff director of the U.S. Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, where she was the chief staff liaison to advocacy communities and state and local governments on behalf of the U.S. Senate Democratic Caucus.
Prior to joining the Committee, McIntosh was the senior legislative assistant for Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), advising the Congressman on trade agreements before the Committee on Ways and Means and all appropriations requests. Immediately prior to joining the Office of Congressman Lewis, she served as the legislative affairs manager for the United Nations Foundation. McIntosh began her career as a press secretary and scheduler for Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). In addition, McIntosh has served as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University’s Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations and Corporate Communications program. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.