Christina Lambert is a lifetime community activist and devoted public servant. A natural problem solver, Christina brings energy and innovative ideas to address local needs. In our community, Christina has worked to improve local education, provide healthcare and wellness programs for mothers, children and the sick, and unite leaders and coalitions around local issues.
As the Productivity Strategist for Productive Power, Christina works with local CEOs and business professionals to improve their organization and efficiency. In this capacity, Christina works side by side with today’s corporate leaders to implement smarter business practices to increase their individual and company productivity.
Christina is the former President and CEO of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, the philanthropic partner for the PBC School District, the 11th largest district in the nation. Overseeing multi-million dollar budgets, Christina was responsible for daily operations and long-term strategy to improve local schools and ensure every student is given the opportunity to achieve their full potential. During her time with the foundation, Christina increased funding to support education programs, launched new services for local schools and implemented a public education funding feasibility study.
Prior to the Education Foundation, Christina served as Executive Director of Leadership Palm Beach County where she led leadership training programs, coalition development around local issues and community organizing efforts to address local needs. Under Christina’s guidance, Leadership Palm Beach County grew by nearly 50% with revenues increasing 75% over a three-year period. Leadership Palm Beach County is considered one of Palm Beach County’s premier leadership programs.
Christina also served as Executive Director of the American Cancer Society, Northern Palm Beaches, where she increased the organization’s annual reach and revenues. For her leadership, she was honored with the Chairman’s Cup, Florida’s highest fundraising award for the American Cancer Society.
Christina is a proven leader who understands how to develop organizations, improve the level of service they provide and strengthen community bonds throughout the process. Christina’s ability to bridge government and local community through public-private partnerships has made a positive impact in the lives of the families and communities where she served.
Christina attended public schools and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Relations and Business with High Honors from the University of Florida. Christina also has a Master of Arts Degree in Corporate Communication and Technology from Rollins College.
Christina and her husband Monte live in the Flamingo Park neighborhood.
Christina’s Executive Experience:
- Managing budgets to ensure accountability
- Policy oversight and implementation
- Facilitating community benefits programs
- Building local partnerships to take on issues
- Creating efficiencies and improving processes
- Job training programs and securing grant funding for
Education Foundation of Palm Beach County – Christina served as CEO 2015 – 2017
- Launched the Red Apple Supplies program that has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for school supplies for local teachers and students, many right here in West Palm Beach.
- Developed partnerships with business leaders, cooperation agreements with the school district and involved the community to accomplish common goals.
- Wrote and implemented new policies and procedures that streamlined the budget and made the office run more efficiently.
- Coordinated with State and local government agencies on securing grants for critical community programs.
Leadership Palm Beach County – Christina served as Executive Director 2011 – 2015
- Directed a job shadowing program to connect local youth with business leaders in the
workplace to prepare them for the future.
- Brought in $20,000 from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund Grant for public safety, crime prevention and drug prevention education with a youth leadership program.
- Collaborated with CEOs and executives to identify what drives job creation and investments in local communities.
- Oversaw community programs that worked on issues to support families and children, collaborate with the business community and reduce homelessness.