Everybody knows Sean Spicer. At least, polls show, they know his name and his trademark style behind the White House podium. But before the former White House Press Secretary made his mark as one of the most recognized staffers in the Trump administration, he built a decades-long career in Republican politics, witnessing and shaping the inner workings of Washington, DC, from every vantage point--as a House of Representatives communicator, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Republican National Committee chief strategist, top advisor to presidential campaigns, and, of course, White House spokesman. Few in Washington are as well-equipped as Sean to pull back the curtain and dissect what’s really happening in the nation’s capital.
Sean is a lifelong Republican operative who worked his way up through the ranks and whom colleagues know as relentless, quick-witted and good-humored. Melissa McCarthy’s depiction of his press briefing performances earned him a spot in Saturday Night Live lore, but it was his role as the architect of the Republican National Committee’s PR strategy that earned him a reputation as one of the party’s most effective and hardest-charging strategists and communicators. He helped the party successfully rebuild following losses in the 2012 election, and he then played a key role in the strategy behind the party’s sweeping 2014 victories, the must-see 2016 primary debates and the party’s improbable wins across the country that November.
Outside of politics, Sean serves as a commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. A Rhode Island native and Connecticut College graduate, he also holds a master’s degree from the Naval War College. A husband and father of two, he resides in Virginia but remains a loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox.
From a paradigm-shifting campaign to a shocking rise to the Presidency, Donald Trump and his team have literally changed the political landscape. Relying on instinct, flexibility and speed, the Trump team has operated at a breakneck pace since taking Office and no one has been more front-and-center than White House Communications Director and Press Secretary Sean Spicer. In this candid and objective speech, Spicer reflects on the man who shocked the world, deciphers the key philosophies and decision-making strategies of the current Administration, and talks about his incredible experience as the face of a new era of politics.
Over a 25-year career in national politics, Sean Spicer helped communicate and interpret the philosophies, people and policies shaping the United States and the world. A skilled communicator and storyteller, Spicer earned a reputation for his pragmatic and common-sense approach to politics. With the same wit and candor that made him one of the most recognizable White House Press Secretary’s in recent memory, Spicer offers audiences objective analysis on the strategies of both parties, the major trends and decisions making news, and specifically the impact this will have on the industries and citizens of the United States.
Few people over the last twenty years have witnessed, impacted and articulated the Conservative Party’s identity as has Sean Spicer. From cutting his teeth working in four Congressional offices to his influential role as Communications Director at the Republican National Committee to his position as White House Press Secretary, Spicer’s deep understanding of the critical issues has helped shape the Conservative narrative. For audiences around the world, Spicer breaks down the key issues, influencers and strategies of the current political landscape and the strategies impacting the future of the Republican Party.
A career spanning 25 years in national politics and nearly 20 years in public affairs for the military, Sean Spicer is no stranger to chaos. In fact, some say he has made an entire career out of thriving under pressure and providing keen insight and leadership during crises. Whether representing political parties, major industry powerhouses, or the military, Spicer has been a world-class crisis communicator. In this presentation, Spicer breaks down the strategies and realities of navigating through difficult times and living to excel on the other side.