Christina Byrne
Social Media Chair

Profile

Christina Byrne is the Public Outreach Department Manager at the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and recently served as the 2019 CAPIO Conference Publicity Co-Chair. Christina previously served on the CAPIO Conference Awards Committee and has presented at several previous CAPIO conferences on a variety of topics.

She has nearly 20 years of experience conceptualizing, designing, and implementing proactive public participation and community outreach programs for large-scale transportation infrastructure projects. Her outreach experience includes fast-paced, complicated highway construction and rail projects.

She leads a team of eight staff responsible for managing all communications for 13 separate community outreach campaigns totaling more than $9 million. Christina excels at partnering with PR firms to implement creative and cost-effective outreach plans customized to build relationships with multiple stakeholders, such as elected officials, merchants, civic and community groups, residents, and motorists. Her award-winning outreach campaigns have been recognized numerous times by the Orange County Public Relations Society of America and CAPIO.

Christina oversees social media content for all OCTA planning and capital improvement projects on multiple platforms and in her personal life, she loves sharing her Cabi Clothing and fitness obsession with her followers.

Prior to joining OCTA, Christina was the Public Affairs Manager for the El Toro Local Redevelopment Authority and a policy advisor to former Orange County Supervisors Chuck Smith and Tom Wilson.

Christina has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Chapman University and a master’s in public administration from California State University at Long Beach.  She resides in Anaheim Hills, California with her husband and two sons.