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Rich Galen        

Senior Communications Advisor, Political Columnist, Republican Strategist & Former Press-Secretary to Vice President Dan Quayle

Richard A. Galen is an American columnist, Republican strategist, and former press secretary to Vice President Dan Quayle and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Galen has frequently appeared as a guest on MSNBC, NBC, ABC, FOX, and CNN, including CNN's Larry King Live.

Galen's career includes experience in and out of politics and communications, both in and out of the United States. He did a tour of duty in Iraq at the request of the White House. The assignment - which was to have lasted about eight weeks, stretched into six months. Years earlier, at the time of the dissolution of the Communist governments in Eastern Europe, he was one of a select number of Americans sent over to help build a democratic political infrastructure. He spent a significant amount of time in Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, and what was then Czechoslovakia.

Galen is a senior advisor to the world-wide public relations firm, Manning, Selvage & Lee in Washington, DC. He is the author of an online political column called "Mullings," which reaches some 400,000 people per month and is considered required reading by senior reporters and political operatives around the country. A graduate of Mountain High School in West Orange, NJ, and Marietta College in Marietta, OH, Galen served in both the New Jersey National Guard and the Ohio National Guard.

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