Christina Esposito

Regulatory Expert, Former NYC Mayor's + NY Governor's Office

I'm a seasoned government relations and regulatory expert. I have over 13 years of experience in government and advising companies in highly regulated industries. I advise early stage startups on regulatory and political issues that arise during market expansion and growth.

I was Managing Director at Tusk Strategies/Tusk Holdings for 8.5 years where I led clients primarily focused on innovation and technology with campaigns across the country on a range of issue areas. Previously, I was Director …

Christina Esposito


  • Christina's experience, professionalism, poise, intelligence and savvy in the tech start-up, government, regulation and tech realms have made her invaluable as a consultant to Kidcaboo. Her connections are unparalleled, work ethic - very strong and unwillingness to stop when working towards a goal - immeasurably impactful. I highly recommend her advisory and consulting. Rebecca Lock, CEO and Founder, Kidcaboo

    Rebecca Lock

    Rebecca Lock

    Founder & CEO, Kidcaboo
  • Christina is someone that has a natural ability for collaboration, coaching and adaptability. During the time we worked together, she consistently fostered a positive work environment, encouraged open communication, and ensured that myself, our team, and our clients were equipped with tools and knowledge to readily adapts to evolving business needs. Christina has also demonstrated to be extremely proactive in identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing creative solutions.

    Yani Torres

    Yani Torres

    Associate, Pericles



  • BurnBot



    May 2023 - Present

    BurnBot provides systematic fuels treatment services to prevent destructive wildfires. Its one-of-a-kind remote-operated prescription burning machine can quickly and efficiently remove hazardous vegetation.

    • Leads research and analysis of California state and local regulations with regard to prescribed fire and air quality
    • Manages outreach to all 35 California Air Resource Districts for proper permitting
    • Leads grant proposals and other funding opportunities
  • Pericles


    Managing Director

    Feb 2022 - Sep 2023

    Pericles was a short-term equity-for-services advisory program to help early stage startups analyze all of the potential issues and opportunities that could emerge on the government, regulatory, political and fundraising fronts and outlined the strategies to deal with them.

    • Managed a legislative campaign around social media regulations and online safety
    • Led TNC licensing efforts in over 6 markets and produced a market analysis for future licensing
    • Developed and managed market analysis for telehealth regulations, insurance coverage and outreach around the value-based care model
    • Directed regulatory affairs, research and expansion efforts in existing and future markets around worker classification and cosmetology rules
  • Tusk Strategies

    Tusk Strategies

    Managing Director

    May 2015 - Feb 2022

    Tusk Strategies is a political consulting firm that works with startups, established companies, and organizations on multi-jurisdictional regulatory campaigns

    • Managed strategic campaigns for tech startups and Fortune 500 corporations including regulatory, legislative and reputational engagements through partnerships, grassroots, government relations and external affairs
    • Worked directly with founders and senior leadership teams on strategy and execution across sectors
    • Led the development of initial project plans and proposals for prospective clients
    • Led recruitment, production and engagement of tech startups in annual Innovation Lab program for the world's largest retail trade association. Managed programs for incubators, accelerators and venture capital firms
  • New York State Governor's Office

    New York State Governor's Office

    Director of Strategic Digital Projects

    Feb 2014 - Apr 2015

    The New York Governor's Office serves the people of New York State. I worked for the administration under the 56th governor, Andrew Cuomo.

    • Worked directly with Chief Digital Officer to improve the State’s digital experience with a focus on streamlining services and supporting public engagement for a state of over 19 million
    • Oversaw the complete redesign of NY.Gov, main New York State website, with 1.1 million monthly page views. Implemented research, design, development, content creation and launch within 9 months by coordinating internal resources and website design firm
    • Managed relationships with nonprofits, tech companies and other potential partners in New York State to build public-private partnerships that help serve New Yorkers digitally
  • New York Governor's Office of Storm Recovery

    New York Governor's Office of Storm Recovery

    Communications Manager

    Aug 2013 - Feb 2014

    The New York Governor's Office of Storm Recovery was created to aid in the coordination of emergency relief efforts and allocation of disaster relief funds from Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee and Superstorm Sandy.

    • Developed a digital communications plan for reaching storm-affected NY residents and business owners
    • Designed and implemented a new website to serve as a critical resource for housing and business grants
  • New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

    New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

    Digital Media and NYC.Gov Content Manager

    Jul 2011 - Aug 2013

    NYC Digital under the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment was Mayor Bloomberg's effort to create a new entity for citywide digital strategy that engaged, served and connected the public, making government more efficient and citizen-centric.

    • Part of small team that successfully completed all of NYC's digital roadmap objectives in less than 3 years
    • Directed tech initiatives including: launched NYC’s top-level domain program, managed student placements at NYC tech companies, constructed small business digital toolkits, launched resources for startups including a map of 1,000+ NYC jobs
    • Planned and executed social media and tech sector events, challenges and hackathons for hundreds of participants including partnerships and related marketing
    • Consulted city agencies on digital strategies and established best practices for 340+ social media channels
    • Launched and coordinated all @nycgov social media

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