Citizens will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday, November 25 at 2 p.m. through Friday, November 27. To report a loss during this time, submit a claim via myPolicy 24/7 or contact our toll-free Claims Reporting Center at 866.411.2742. Citizens will resume regular business hours on Monday, November 30.
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Chief of Communications, Legislative and External Affairs
Christine Ashburn is responsible for leading programs to support Citizens’ brand identity and advance the corporation’s ability to carry out its legislatively-mandated mission. In this role, she oversees Citizens’ legislative program, as well as all aspects of external and internal communications, including media relations, crisis communications, digital and social media, corporate branding, and agent and policyholder education.
Ashburn is well-respected among Florida’s top property insurance experts, providing insights that help guide and shape property insurance reforms and regulations, both for Citizens and the insurance industry at large. Prior to taking over leadership of Citizens’ legislative program in 2005, Christine established a reputation for successful legislative advocacy as a governmental consultant, representing a variety of business clients before the Florida legislature and cabinet, leading and serving on grassroots and political campaigns, and organizing political fundraising events on her clients’ behalves.
Ashburn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Florida State University.