Kristina Baum
Kristina Baum

Kristina Baum, who served in the Trump administration as communications director for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, has joined Qorvis Communications as VP-Public Affairs.

At the WHOSTP, Baum served as on-the-record spokesperson for the COVID-19 pandemic response and developed messaging strategies for more than 90 policy streams.

She's a veteran of Capitol Hill, serving as communications director at the House committee on natural resources; committee on science, space and technology; and press secretary at the Senate’s environment and public works committee.

Baum also did a stint as chief spokesperson for Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.

Michael Petruzzello, Qorvis CEO, said Baum’s work on Capitol Hill and her role as “communications director in the highest office of American government during one of the most challenging public health crises in our nation’s history, makes her strategic counsel unparalleled.”

Publicis Groupe owns Qorvis.