On March 28, 2013, the Reagan Foundation was pleased to welcome former former Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman, Jr.
In addition to being the former two-term Governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman is a businessman, proud husband and father of seven and was the former Ambassador to China and Singapore. He entered public service as a member of the Reagan Administration where he served as a staff assistant to the President. He was later named U.S. Ambassador to Singapore under President George H.W. Bush, becoming the youngest head of an American diplomatic mission in a century, and was later named U.S. Ambassador to China under President Obama in 2009.
The Reagan Foundation was pleased to welcome former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer.
As former White House press secretary, Ari Fleischer was the primary spokesperson for President Bush and delivered the daily White House briefings from 2001 to 2003. He previously served as the spokesman for the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign. In his almost four years working for George W. Bush, he served as spokesman during the historic presidential recount, September 11th, two wars and the anthrax attack. His best-selling book, Taking Heat, details his years in the White House and reached #7 on The New York Times best seller list. He is also a political analyst for CNN where you can catch him several times a week.
Prior to joining Governor Bush's campaign, Fleischer was the national spokesman and communications director for Elizabeth Dole's presidential campaign. He has also worked on Capitol Hill as a press secretary to three Congressmen and one United States Senator.
Fleischer is a native of Pound Ridge, New York and a 1982 graduate of Vermont's Middlebury College. Now president of his own firm, Ari Fleischer Communications Inc., he offers advice to clients in the corporate and sports world on how to handle the press.
He resides in Westchester County, New York, with his wife, Becki, and their two children.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation was pleased to host Former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush at the Reagan Library for a lecture and book signing on his new book, Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution (publish date: March 5, 2013). In addition to his book, Governor Bush discussed the need in restoring America’s Promise: the leadership required and the policy changes that are needed.
To purchase your copy of Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution, click here.
Immigration Wars, written by Jeb Bush and leading constitutional litigator Clint Bolick, offers a compassionate view of immigration and realistic measures for reforming policy—without the divisive rhetoric—and a roadmap for our country’s future.
Jeb Bush served as the 43rd governor of the state of Florida, serving from 1999 through 2007. He was the third Republican elected to the state’s highest office and the only Republican in the state’s history to be reelected.
During his two terms, Governor Bush championed major reform of government programs. He also remained true to his conservative principles– cutting $20 billion in taxes, vetoing more than $2.3 billion in earmarks and reducing the state government workforce by more than 13,000. His limited government approach help unleash one of the most robust economies in the nation, creating 1.4 million net new jobs and improving the state’s credit ratings on Wall Street.
Currently, Governor Bush is the President of the consulting firm Jeb Bush and Associates and a Senior Advisor to Barclays Capital. He is on the boards of many companies, including the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library, the George W. Bush Institute Board and the Bloomberg Family Foundation Board. He and his wife Columba live in Miami and have three grown children. Jeb Bush is the son of President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush.
*Books must be purchased in the Ronald Reagan Museum Store to receive signature. To accommodate the short timeframe of the book signing, Governor Bush will not be taking posed photographs or personalizing books (he will sign his name only).
Lecture with Peter Hannaford on his latest book, Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went and Why They Went There. From George Washington to Barack Obama, each of our presidents has sought solace from the tightly structured daily routines of the White House. As Ronald Reagan once said of his California ranch, “I do some of my best thinking there.” Peter Hannaford takes readers on a fascinating armchair vacation with each of our leaders, offering unique historical context for the why and the where of their chosen retreats. “Breezily written and enjoyable, this book opens up a different perspective on the presidency.” (Kirkus)
Peter Hannaford is president of Hannaford Enterprises, Inc., a public relations/public affairs consultancy he founded in 1998. Prior to that, he co-founded The Hannaford Company, which handled all aspects of Ronald Reagan’s scheduling, political liaison and editorial support during the five years between Ronald Reagan’s governorship in California and his election as President of the United States. Before that, Mr. Hannaford was Assistant to the Governor and Director of Public Affairs for Governor Reagan in Sacramento.
The Reagan Foundation was pleased to welcome Speaker & Mrs. Gingrich to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 for a lecture and book signing for his book (publish date: November 13, 2012), Victory at Yorktown*.
At the book signing, Callista Gingrich will be available to sign copies of her latest children’s book (publish date: October 1, 2012), Land of the Pilgrim’s Pride*.
In Victory at Yorktown, best-selling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen present the triumphant conclusion to their George Washington series—a novel of leadership, brotherhood, loyalty, and the victory of the American cause.
In Land of the Pilgrim’s Pride, Ellis the Elephant educates and entertains kids as he goes to the library to learn about the original thirteen colonies (perfect for children ages 5-8 years old).
*Books must be purchased through the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature.