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Christianna Barnhart

Charter Communications
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Alpharetta, GA, USA


Christi serves as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Charter Communications. In this role, Christi represents Charter's interests before the Federal Communications Commission and other federal agencies. She joined Charter in 2014 and helped oversee the successful merger of Charter, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks, resulting in Charter becoming the second largest cable operator in the United States.

Prior to joining the cable industry, Christi worked at two large law firms in Washington, DC, focusing on intellectual property and general litigation matters. After that, she represented the connectivity needs of schools and libraries at a small government affairs firm, before joining the Federal Communications Commission in 2011. At the Commission, Christi served as a Legal Advisor to Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and managed the $400 million dollar Rural Health Care program, which provides support for broadband connectivity for rural healthcare providers.

Christi graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, and received a Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration from American University in Washington, DC. She enjoys being outdoors and has competed in several triathlons. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and three children.
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