Claire's BioClaire joined the Cornerstone Public Affairs team in January of 2019, bringing a permanent public affairs and strategic communications presence to Cornerstone’s Washington, D.C. office. She previously served as communications director to the House Budget Committee Majority where she led and implemented short- and long-term communications strategies to effectively message House Republicans’ budgetary priorities.
As communications director, Claire also ran all communications for the once-in-a-generation budget and appropriations process reform efforts undertaken by the Joint Select Committee on Budget Process Reform. Prior to that, Claire spent time as an advisor to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, Seema Verma, at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she ran the on-the-ground press operation for the CMS Administrator. Additionally, Claire worked for the congressional office and campaign of Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) from September 2012 to 2017, running both the communications shop and the health care legislative portfolio.
She began her career in Washington, D.C., working for Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). Overall, Claire has nearly a decade of experience in the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and Administration and offers extensive knowledge and a strong background in strategic communications and legislative strategy in the political arena. At Cornerstone, she marries communications strategies with government relations tactics on behalf of corporate, association and non-profit clients.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Claire earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.