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Dan Pfeiffer      

Former Senior Advisor to President Obama & CNN Contributor

Dan Pfeiffer served as Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, focusing on communications, political, and digital strategy. One of the President’s longest serving advisers, Dan joined the Obama campaign at the outset, serving first as traveling press secretary and then eventually becoming the campaign’s communications director. He entered the White House as Deputy Communications Director and, by the end of 2009, had risen to Communications Director. He held that post until his appointment as Senior Advisor in early 2013. During his time at the White House, Dan has helped transition the communications apparatus into the digital age utilizing social media like Twitter, Facebook, Medium and Instagram, as well as scheduling the first presidential interviews with digital media platforms like Buzzfeed and Vox.

A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Dan graduated from Georgetown University. He has previously worked for a number of Democratic politicians including Vice President Al Gore and Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle.

Speech Topics


  • Inside the Fishbowl: A Look at What's Happening in D.C. and How it Affects You
  • Politics/Elections: Predictions, Analysis and What to Expect in the Coming Elections
  • The Digital Age: How to Leverage Social Media and Technology to Get Your Message Out and Build Your Brand
  • New Media: The Changing Landscape of Communications in America (and what it means to you and your organization)
  • Lessons Learned from 8 years working for Barack Obama from the Campaign Trail to the White House

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