Joe Lockhart

  • Communications and Media Expert
  • EVP of Communications for the National Football League (NFL)
  • Political Strategist and Former White House Press Secretary for President Bill Clinton

Audiences who invite Joe Lockhart to speak know they are hearing from someone with real, executive experience at the highest levels.  Joe Lockhart knows how to handle a crisis.  He serves as NFL's EVP of Communications, and protects one of America's greatest brands with the most intense fan base. The business of football is a global behemoth, and the league has to communicate to a diverse set of stakeholders across many channels.  Overseeing that brand-enhancing communication is what Lockhart does so well.  Prior to the NFL, Lockhart ran his own media relations and political strategy advisory group in D.C., where he previously served in another hot seat - as White House Press Secretary under President Bill Clinton.

 
  

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There are times when I truly love my job. Friday night's presentation of Joe Lockhart was one of those nights. He was charming, he was funny and he provided a fascinating insider's view of the strategies and forces that are shaping our country's future. The audience loved him; their respect and appreciation was palpable. I had to cut the questions off at 10 pm at which point he received a standing ovation. It was a great night and we all look forward to a return visit. Thanks for bringing him to us.

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Biography

Joe Lockhart is Executive Vice President of Communication with the National Football League.  He oversees and directs league office initiatives for communications, social responsibility and community relations. Lockhart was a Founding Partner and Managing Director of The Glover Park Group providing clients with valuable insight in media relations and political strategy. He is a former chief spokesman and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton (from 1998-2000). He most recently served as Vice President of global communications for Facebook from where he managed corporate, policy & international communications.

Mr. Lockhart, a veteran of political campaigns, served as Senior Advisor to Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential bid. He has also served as National Press Secretary for the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign, Deputy Press Secretary for the 1988 Dukakis-Bentsen campaign, and Assistant Press Secretary for the 1984 Mondale-Ferraro campaign. In 1980, he was Regional Press Coordinator for President Carter’s re-election bid.

In addition, he has a wealth of experience in strategic communications for a variety of clients. As Executive Vice President at Bozell Sawyer Miller, he advised a range of high-profile corporations and institutions.

An award-winning journalist, Mr. Lockhart has worked for both network and cable news outlets. He previously held posts as Assignment Editor at ABC News and Deputy Assignment Manager for CNN in Washington. He also served as foreign producer for SKY Television News, Europe’s first 24-hour television broadcast news service. Mr. Lockhart received a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University.

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Joe Lockhart is EVP of Communications for the National Football League (NFL)

Imagine being in charge of one of the world's greatest brands with a multitude of channels and stakeholders. 

Take a look at the breadth of NFL media channels and PR messages...