Christina Lambert was raised in a diverse household, where she learned early on the value of hard work and the importance of family and teamwork.
Christina’s grandparents, who immigrated to America from Mexico, showed her that service to your country and to your neighbors was an integral part of belonging to a community. Christina’s grandfather was a Korean War Veteran and a NASA Mathematician. He was a big motivation for her to get involved in public service.
Christina attended public schools, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Business with High Honors from the University of Florida and has a Master of Arts in Corporate Communication and Technology from Rollins College.
Christina with her grandmother, Olga Esparza, and grandfather, Fernando Esparza, Jr.
Christina has taken those same values that were instilled in her by her grandparents and has applied them throughout her career. Christina began her career at the Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard County, where she designed and implemented training curriculum for 40 obstetrician offices and hospitals.
She was then hired by the American Cancer Society, where she worked her way from a Senior Community Representative to leading the organization as Executive Director. At the American Cancer Society, Christina worked with her Board of Directors, expanded community presence, cultivated relationships with major industry partners and increased yearly funds raised by 30%.
leadership for our community
Christina was recruited by Leadership Palm Beach County, the county’s premier leadership program, to lead their organization as Executive Director. At Leadership Palm Beach County, Christina brought together leaders from across the county to find solutions for our local issues, including jobs and economic development, education, homelessness and public safety.
Recognizing that success is never achieved alone, Christina worked with Leadership PBC Alumni to reengage them in the program. As a result, revenues increased, partnerships developed and the organization flourished.
improving our schools
Seeing her success with Leadership Palm Beach County, the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County hired Christina to serve as President and CEO. The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County is the leading philanthropic organization for the PBC School District, the 11th largest school district in the country. As CEO, Christina oversaw an annual multi-million-dollar budget, was responsible for day to day operations and the strategic long-term development of the foundation.
During her time with the foundation, Christina oversaw an increase in private funding to support local schools and launched new programs that helped teachers and students, including Red Apple Supplies, one of the most successful private-public partnerships of the Education Foundation. The partnerships Christina developed with the School District, business community and local schools remain in effect; helping teachers, kids and schools in the process.
working with executives
Christina’s passion for improving the community has led her to helping local businesses and non-profits improve how they deliver services. Today, Christina is a Productivity Strategist where she works with local CEOs and business professionals on improving their corporate businesses practices, including implementing better organizational policies, increasing efficiencies and streamlining internal procedures.
Christina delivers customized solutions that increase value in the agencies she works with. She is passionate about connecting professionals to their purpose through greater organization and efficiency. Christina is personally driven to help professionals reach their fullest potential and has defined her career leading organizations through change that creates results.
on the city commission
Christina was elected as West Palm Beach City Commissioner for District 5 in March 2018. As a longtime community activist and natural problem solver who has dedicated most of her life to public service, Christina brings energy and innovative ideas to address local needs.
Christina’s background in bridging government and the local community through public-private partnerships has helped her make a positive impact in the lives of the families and communities she has been a part of. Christina is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker at local schools and universities, Chambers of Commerce and media outlets to discuss leadership initiatives and policies.
In 2011, Christina met her future husband Monte Lambert. Both Christina and Monte love giving back to the community. They first worked together as colleagues in Leadership Palm Beach County, and today they’re still partners working to improve their community one project at a time. Christina, Monte and their son Noah live in the south end of West Palm Beach.
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