Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer has signed on as a keynote speaker for CUNA’s 2015 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC).
“Ari Fleischer is an excellent addition to the 2015 GAC lineup,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “Credit unions will value his experience strategizing and managing crisis communications during some of this century's most impactful events. He will offer unique insight into the importance of communications, image and crisis management.”
During his nearly four years working for President George W. Bush, Fleischer served as spokesman during the historic presidential vote recount, the Sept. 11 attacks, two wars and the anthrax attack.
Prior to his years as the White House press secretary, he served as spokesman for the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign.
Fleischer continues to stay involved in politics and appears frequently on many of the leading TV political and news shows.
As a seasoned expert on crisis communications, Fleischer details his years in the White House in the book “Taking Heat," which reached No. 7 on The New York Times best-seller list.
Fleischer will join media influencer and business leader Arianna Huffington as a keynote speaker, along with retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan.
The CUNA GAC will take place March 8-12 in Washington, D.C.