The Political Realities — Right Now
Former White House Press Secretary and revered Fox News commentator Dana Perino shares insights from her personal experience in an entertaining look at politics today. She brings an insider’s knowledge to her analysis, addressing what’s on the minds of the American people and politicians with clarity and precision, leveraging a unique understanding of what organizations need to know about how the public is being affected by the current political climate.
Women in Leadership
As only the second woman to hold the position of White House Press Secretary, Perino gained a no non-sense reputation for her clarity and determination, earning herself a ‘seat at the table’. In her New York Times bestselling book Everything Will Be Okay she offers lessons and advice on how women can develop confidence, take risks, and achieve leadership positions while balancing their own lives and making a difference in the lives of others.
Message Management in Critical Times
Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino is an expert in managing communications, uniquely poised to offer insights about the impacts of reputation management during times of uncertainty. Perino shares key takeaways about crafting forward-looking communications in trying times, which ensure the health of an organization, and explains the strategies, tactics, and mindset necessary to present a convincing message to customers, shareholders, and the public.
Healthcare and the American Public
As a White House insider when the issue of healthcare reached the forefront of public discourse, former Press Secretary Dana Perino brings a frontline viewpoint to the challenges and solutions facing American employers and the public. Perino outlines policy options, the brightest ideas, the non-starters, and discusses the likely outcomes of this crucial issue in the lives of Americans and domestic policy.
Energy and Power in the Current Administration
Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino has an insider perspective on energy issues from her time working in Congress and at the Department of Justice, and understands where we’ve been, where we’re headed, and how the policy decisions of the current administration – both foreign and domestic – will contribute to the energy future of America.
Be a Good Leader... From a Follower’s Point of View
Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary to President George W. Bush, turns the traditional leadership speech upside down by sharing what she thinks makes a great leader. Through compelling stories, sharing both positive and challenging experiences, she walks audiences through three critical elements: access, principles, and loyalty. Dana’s unique perspective provides a fresh way of modeling leadership within communities and companies.
Managing Conflict & Confrontation
Former White House Press Secretary and Fox News commentator Dana Perino shares tips for successfully making your point and keeping a smile on your face. As the White House Press Secretary for President Bush during highly controversial years, and now a co-host and co-anchor for popular Fox News programs, Perino skillfully employs seven strategies for staying composed, being gracious, and rigorously making her points.
Dana Perino: Skilled Moderator for Your Next Event
Former White House Press Secretary and Fox News commentator Dana Perino is a revered voice on current events, politics, and foreign policy, and a skillful moderator - leading thoughtful discussions that get to the heart of the matter and make a major impact on audiences.
As the accelerating pace of national and global events continues to impact every facet of our lives and work, today’s most sought-after conservative voices share key insights for ever-shifting markets, innovative strategies, and what today’s most pressing issues mean from their point of view. Renowned journalists, Washington insiders, and high-profile experts combine substantive analysis and dynamic discussion to leave audiences feeling engaged, informed, and prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Revered political commentators like former White House Press Secretary DANA PERINO, top strategist KARL ROVE, MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ co-hosts JOE SCARBOROUGH & MIKA BRZEZINSKI, and host of FOX’s Gutfeld! GREG GUTFELD & co-host KAT TIMPF offer star power and unparalleled insights. Highly respected appointees and foremost security experts such as former National Security Advisor H. R. MCMASTER, cybersecurity expert and former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security MICHAEL CHERTOFF, and former Secretary of Defense DICK CHENEY take on the risks facing businesses and markets in our increasingly globalized and data-driven world. Experts in monetary policy and global finance like Former Director of the National Economic Council GARY COHN, economist and member of G30 KEVIN WARSH, Co-Chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation R. GLENN HUBBARD, and global finance expert STEVE FORBES address the most complex questions of the global economy with nuance and command. Strong advocates for bipartisanship like cybersecurity expert WILL HURD, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON, Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center OLYMPIA SNOWE, and former Speaker of the House JOHN BOEHNER lead conversations about finding unified solutions to national and global crises for a better future. For insightful and informative programs on today’s biggest issues, contact HWA.
Dana Perino is a revered political commentator and journalist, New York Times bestselling author, and a former White House Press Secretary.
She currently co-anchors America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer & Dana Perino, and is a co-host on the hit show The Five, both on the Fox News Channel. The Five has won its time slot every day since it started in July 2011 and has been named the fourth most-watched program in all of cable. Part of an ensemble cast, some viewers have nicknamed Perino “The Voice of Reason” on The Five. A Fox News political commentator, she also appears weekly on other Fox programs and previously served as anchor of The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino.
Before joining Fox, Perino served as the first Republican woman to be press secretary of the United States. She spent more than seven years as part of the administration of President George W. Bush, joining right after the 9/11 attacks as a spokesperson for the Justice Department. A year later, she was pulled to the White House and stayed until the last day of the Bush administration. As press secretary, she handled interactions with the White House press corps and advised the president on communications. President Bush has said that whenever he did a press conference or interview, Perino made sure he was never surprised by a question. She describes her approach to the position as a 50-50 mindset – half the effort went to defending and advocating the position of the president and the United States, and the other half was defending and advocating the media’s access to the president and the government. Perino continues to be active with the Bush Center in Dallas and joyfully says her motto is, “Once a staffer, always a staffer.”
After her years in the White House, Perino went from speaking on behalf of the nation to speaking for herself. Not only becoming a commentator on current events, politics, and foreign policy, she also published And the Good News Is…Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side, which debuted as a No. 1 New York Times bestseller and remained on the list for more than three months. Her book, Let Me Tell You about Jasper . . .How My Best Friend Became America's Dog, was released in October 2016 and reached the No. 10 spot on the New York Times nonfiction best seller list. Perino’s newest book Everything Will Be Okay: Life Lessons for Young Women (from a Former Young Woman), a no-nonsense how-to guide to life for young women looking to reframe their thinking, to believe in themselves, to take risks, to understand their power, and to feel better overall through finding serenity and taking action, was an instant No. 1 national best-seller and reached the No. 3 spot on The New York Times “Advice, How-to, and Miscellaneous” list. Her other publishing credits include editorial direction for Things that Matter by Charles Krauthammer and The Time of Our Lives by Peggy Noonan. As a podcaster, she Additionally, she co-hosted I’ll Tell You What alongside Chris Stirewalt. Hugely popular, the podcast was made into a limited-run TV show in the fall of 2016, marking the first time Fox turned a podcast into a series. She currently hosts the podcast Everything Will Be Okay for Fox News Radio.
In 2010, President Obama appointed her to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which complemented her passion for advocating for individual and economic freedom, especially for women in Africa. Since leaving the White House, Perino and her husband, Peter McMahon, have volunteered in South Africa and Congo. In 2014 they spent a week at a charitable hospital and came back to America to broadcast their findings and appeal for additional help.
To express her gratitude for the opportunities she’s been afforded, Perino started Minute Mentoring, a program for young women that’s like speed dating between mentors and mentees. She also serves on the board of Companions for Heroes, which matches rescue animals with first-responders and veterans managing post-traumatic stress.
Perino was born in Wyoming and raised in Colorado. She has a masters degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois – Springfield. Before the Bush Administration, she worked as a daily news reporter, as a press secretary on Capitol Hill, and in the private sector for global public relations companies.