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Christen Bagley Vice President

Houston T: 713.343.0427

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Christen Bagley advises clients based on her broad communications experience, which includes high-stakes corporate crisis messaging and management, strategic and financial communications, investor and public relations, leadership transitions, government relations communications, mergers and long-term corporate positioning programs. Her areas of expertise include media relations, crisis planning and response and corporate communications—skills she honed while managing communications programs and challenges for Fortune 100 companies and other large organizations across a wide range of industries, including transportation, healthcare, non-profit, education and energy.

Prior to joining Abernathy MacGregor, Christen was the Vice President of Communications at the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center. Before that, she held senior corporate communications and spokesperson roles at United Airlines, Continental Airlines and Sunnova Energy. Christen started her career as a writer and editor in university development and subsequently managed communications for a healthcare trade association with offices in Washington, D.C. and Houston.

Representative Experience

  • Profile-raising media relations and thought leadership strategies for companies including a Fortune 10 healthcare company, a power and energy development portfolio company, and a company ranked by the Financial Times as one of the fastest growing companies in America
  • Media and presentation training workshops for several global, publicly traded energy companies
  • Prominent oilfield services company facing allegations of executive misconduct and the resultant CEO transition
  • Multinational manufacturer shutting down its U.S. facility and transitioning production to Mexico
  • Texas Pacific Land Trust on its proxy contest and related litigation
  • Multi-billion-dollar financial services firm facing an onslaught of public criticism of its iconic leader
  • HealthEquity on its $2 billion acquisition of WageWorks
  • Oil & gas company facing a natural gas well blowout crisis
  • Training a major E&P company’s executive on messaging for an earnings call
  • Multiple Texas corporations managing high-profile personnel issues and leadership transitions
  • Issues management and crisis response for several private schools and a real estate development corporation


  • M.A., Journalism/Public Relations, Baylor University
  • B.A., Journalism/Public Relations and Psychology, Baylor University

Memberships and Affiliations

  • SER Jobs, Board of Directors

News, Publications and Achievements

  • Moderator and panelist, TMC Communications & External Affairs Council, “Crisis Communications Lessons Learned During Hurricane Harvey,” 2017

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