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Dana Perino        

Political Commentator and Co-Host of Fox's "The Five"; Former White House Press Secretary

Dana Perino brings a unique viewpoint from her time inside the White House, providing the insight into the current political climate that will give organizations a clear picture of the changes to come. As only the second female press secretary in U.S. history (and the first female Republican) and one of the most widely-respected members of President Bushs senior staff, she is an expert in crafting and communicating key messages under stressful conditions and a keen analyst of the latest political news. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Dana Perino communicates a clear and precise picture of the current political situation in America today.

Perino is currently a Fox News contributor and co-host of The Five, the channels daily political news show. She is also the president of the strategic communications firm, Dana Perino and Company; the editorial director of Crown Forum, the conservative imprint of Crown Publishing Group; and a frequent public speaker on how politics affects people outside the beltway. President Obama also nominated her to the Broadcasting Board of Governors in 2009.

After leaving the White House, Perino spent time volunteering at an HIV/AIDS treatment center in South Africa. She has developed a unique interest in the areas of womens rights and maternal health, especially in Africa. In 2011, she collaborated with fellow Governor Susan McCue to launch Congo Story, a website that shines light on the brutal realities of daily life for women in Africa. She is also the founder of Minute Mentoring, an organization focused on giving professional guidance to young women starting their careers. Additionally, she serves on the boards of Mothers Day Every Day, Running Start, ONE Campaign, and Pets2Vets.

Dana Perino served as the White House Press Secretary to President George W. Bush from 20072009. An expert on healthcare, energy policy, and the position of female leaders in government and business, she communicates with audiences with the same clarity and precision that gained the respect of the rough-and-tumble White House press corps. Calling on her experience working closely with the President, she also speaks about management and leadership, encouraging rock-solid performance, inspiring creativity, and fostering debate to encourage better decision-making.

Before she joined the White House, Perino was a spokesperson at the Department of Justice. Two years later, she moved to the White House to do communications work for the Council on Environmental Quality. Altogether, she spent more than seven years serving in the Bush administration. Her political experience also includes working on Capitol Hill for Rep. Dan Schaefer (R-CO) and Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO).

Perino worked as a journalist before turning to politics, covering the State Assembly of Illinois for local CBS. She is a former commentariat for The Washington Post, POLITICO, and National Review.


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Message Management in Critical Times

In uncertain economic times, when the American public is reexamining how it consumes news and who it trusts for information, reputation management is more important than ever. As White House Press Secretary, Perino served as the conduit between government and the media, communicating the President’s key messages to the American people. An expert in public relations and crafting constructive, forward-looking messages in trying times, she discusses how reputation and message management ensures the health of an organization. Businesses and associations must effectively communicate their message now more than ever, and Perino explains the strategies, tactics, and mindset necessary to present a convincing and attractive face to customers and the American public.

Energy and Power and the New Administration

The Political Realities—Right Now

A larger-than-life personality, Dana Perino shares insights and stories in an entertaining look at politics today. Communicating with audiences with the same clarity and precision that gained the respect of the rough-and-tumble White House press corps and the other panelists at The Five, her exposure to and time spent interfacing with the media gives her a unique understanding of the spin, the realities, and the ways in which the public is being affected by the current political climate. From her time on The Five to her experience in the White House, her dual perspectives in front of the camera and inside the West Wing make her one sought after political expert. She brings an insider’s knowledge to her analysis, addressing what’s on the minds of Americans and American politicians. She is also particularly adept at depicting how politics affects people outside the beltway, and she breaks down what organizations need to know about politics, offering a clear picture of the changes to come.

Equally great as an individual keynote or paired with a Democratic counterpart, Perino enjoys interacting with opposing viewpoints and debating the political issues important to the nation.


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