April 4, 2023

Contact: Robin Ceppos

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) announced today that Christina Martin joined the organization in the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer, which will focus on the day-to-day management of the organization. Martin brings more than two decades of trade association management, government relations, and global strategic communications expertise to NVCA.  

“Innovation and public policy are two threads that consistently run throughout Christina’s impressive career,” said NVCA President & CEO Bobby Franklin. “Her experience in politics, financial services, and tech will further enhance NVCA’s efforts on behalf of our members. To describe Christina in three words, she is effective, energized, and engaging, and that explains her track record of success in leading teams and mentoring talent.”  

Most recently, Martin was Senior Vice President for Global Communications and Public Affairs for the Internet Association. She served on the management teams of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) as Senior Managing Director for Global Strategic Communications and Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at CTIA – The Wireless Association. 

Martin has been actively engaged in sustainability issues including renewable energy, green chemicals, and plant-based products and packaging in her past positions as Executive Vice President of the Renewable Fuels Association and the Corn Refiners Association. As Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Green Seal, an environmental standards and certification non-profit, she was additionally credited with diversity efforts.    

Martin also brings to NVCA extensive political experience having served at the White House, the Office of the Governor of Iowa, as well as multiple positions on Capitol Hill, including as spokesperson for Speaker of the House and Chief of Staff to a California Member of Congress. She is a veteran of three presidential campaigns and served as a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University.  

Martin graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in economics. 


The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers the next generation of American companies that will fuel the economy of tomorrow. As the voice of the U.S. venture capital and startup community, NVCA advocates for public policy that supports the American entrepreneurial ecosystem. Serving the venture community as the preeminent trade association, NVCA arms the venture community for success, serving as the leading resource for venture capital data, practical education, peer-led initiatives, and networking. For more information about NVCA, please visit