Board of Directors
Prince William County Department of Economic Development
Christina Winn leads the Prince William County Department of Economic Development, catalyzing investment, retention, and redevelopment opportunities in the second largest county in Virginia.
By positioning the county as a leader in the fast-paced, evolving economy of the Washington, D.C. region, Ms. Winn is shaping stages for expansion and collaboration in key
target industries, such as life sciences and bio-tech; distribution and logistics; and government contracting. She wants to create higher paying jobs for a highly educated and diverse workforce in Prince William County that will also build capacity for a flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem.
With more than 20 years of economic development and private sector real estate experience, Ms. Winn is an expert in development programs including finance, incentives, and
marketing. Since taking the helm of the department in 2019, Ms. Winn has implemented best practices and programs that attracted more than $5.1 billion in capital investment and 3,174 new and retained jobs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she led multiple grant programs, providing more than $16 million in assistance to the county’s business community.
Previous to her current role, she led Arlington’s Economic Development business investment group, leading retention, recruitment, and entrepreneurial support. Under her leadership, Arlington recruited and retained 200 companies totaling over 14 million square feet of office space and 86,000 jobs. Notable projects include the retention of Corporate Executive Board,
Applied Predictive Technologies and Opower as well as the recruitment of Amazon’s HQ2, Lidl US HQ and Nestlé US HQ.
Ms. Winn earned her master’s degree in real estate development from Johns Hopkins University and her bachelor’s degree in economics from Arizona State University.