Previously, Combs served as the manager of fundraising for the firm’s public affairs division where she was responsible for spearheading political fundraising strategies. In this new role, she will provide strategic consulting across a wide variety of political and issues management initiatives for the firm’s public affairs clients.
“Kristin is skilled in campaign finance and strategy, public policy review and grassroots engagement, making her the ideal candidate for this role,” said Heather Lombardini, Managing Director of Lambert’s Lansing office. “She is well-connected throughout Michigan’s political world and will provide tremendous insight to our clients.”
With more than 20 years in politics, Combs’ experience ranges from local ballot initiatives and millage proposals to state legislative races and recalls. Before joining Lambert, Combs helped execute policy and campaigns as Executive Director for the House Republican Campaign Committee. She also worked with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan Senate.
Lambert is listed as a national top-10 public affairs and environmental PR firm and a top-50 PR firm by O’Dwyer’s. Its seasoned political advocacy team specializes in fundraising, public policy initiatives, campaign finance and strategy, coalition development and grassroots advocacy. The team specifically works with the Senate Republican Campaign Committee, and many congressional candidates.
Combs holds a Bachelor of Arts in political theory and constitutional democracy from Michigan State University.