Please join us on Tuesday, February 12 as the Institute for Policy Innovation welcomes former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer to kick off the 2019 Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series.
As former White House press secretary, Ari Fleischer was the primary spokesperson for President George W. Bush and delivered the daily White House briefings from 2001 to 2003. He previously served as the Bush campaign spokesman in 1999 and 2000. In his almost four years working for George W. Bush, he served as spokesman during the historic presidential recount, September 11th, two wars and the anthrax attack. His best-selling book, Taking Heat, details his years in the White House and reached #7 on The New York Times best seller list.
Since leaving the White House, he still finds time to stay involved in politics. After the 2012 Presidential election, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus appointed Fleischer as co-chair of the RNC’s Growth and Opportunity Project to find out why Republicans lost that year and to chart a path forward for the Republican Party.
He is a FOX News contributor and has appeared frequently on many of the leading political and news shows. He has also worked on Capitol Hill as a press secretary to three Congressmen and one United States Senator.
Fleischer is a native of Pound Ridge, New York and a 1982 graduate of Vermont's Middlebury College. Now president of his own firm, Ari Fleischer Communications Inc., he offers advice to clients in the corporate and sports worlds on how to handle the press.
Tue, February 12, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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