Christie DeSanctis manages the business and conventional finance legislative and regulatory policy team for the National Association of REALTORS®’ Advocacy Group. These policy issues include GSE reform, anti-money laundering concerns, health care reform initiatives, and consumer finance matters, such as those related to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and the Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule. In addition to maintaining key relationships with government agencies, Congressional committees, and industry stakeholders, Christie also oversees a governing policy committee that develops new advocacy positions based on federal real estate and business-related activities for NAR.
Prior to joining NAR in June 2016, Christie worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce and the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on employer benefits and workforce protections matters. She received her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, dual B.S. degrees from Virginia Tech, and is admitted to the state bar of Virginia.