Cita Stelzer received a BA degree from Barnard College, with a major in history, worked in educational publishing, and has been a stringer for the Financial Times. Cita served as special aide to New York’s Mayor John Lindsay and to Governor Hugh Carey, specializing in energy policy. She founded a public relations firm in New York City specializing in business development for law firms before joining an economic consulting firm specializing in regulatory policy.
She is a former member of the Churchill Archives Centre US Advisory board, President of the Arizona chapter of the International Churchill Society, a former Trustee of Wigmore Hall, the venerable chamber music venue in London, and has been a member of the Board of Trustees and Vice Chairman of the Aspen Musical Festival and School. Cita is also a Churchill Fellow of the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri.
Her first book, Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner Table, was published in 2011. Her second book, Working with Winston: The Unsung Women Behind Britain’s Greatest Statesman, was published in 2019. Her third book about Winston Churchill, Churchill’s American Network: Forging the Special Relationship, will be published by Pegasus Books on 6 February 2024.