Joe Lockhart

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  • Strategic Communications and Media Expert
  • Former Communications Executive for the National Football League (NFL) & Facebook
  • Political Strategist and Former White House Press Secretary for President Bill Clinton
  • CNN Contributor and Co-Host Words Matter podcast


Joe Lockhart is widely recognized as one of the top communications and public affairs professionals in the world, and offers strategic communications counsel to CEOs, C-suite executives, and Washington's most powerful leaders.  He knows how to handle a crisis and regain control of a narrative, honed through decades of experience in public affairs, corporate communications, administration, and political campaigns. Lockhart is perhaps best known for his service as White House Press Secretary under President Bill Clinton from 1998 to 2000. He has also worked for the National Football League (NFL) as executive vice president, overseeing communications, government affairs, social responsibility and philanthropy, and for Facebook as vice president of global communications. Lockhart's current role is to advise corporations and organizations on their communications strategies and vulnerabilities. He was vice chairman for public affairs at Edelman; he was also previously the founding partner and managing director of the Glover Park Group, and was executive vice president at Bozell Sawyer Miller. 

An award-winning journalist, he is also a frequent contributor to CNN and reflects on the week's news with Katie Barlow as they co-host the Words Matter podcast

 

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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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Communications and Crisis in Today's Unpredictable and Intense Media Landscape

In this talk, Joe Lockhart shares the lessons learned while on the front lines of some of the most fascinating and high-stakes media moments of our time, at some of America's most iconic and essential institutions: the White House, Facebook and the NFL. Audiences gain insight from his lessons learne ...

In this talk, Joe Lockhart shares the lessons learned while on the front lines of some of the most fascinating and high-stakes media moments of our time, at some of America's most iconic and essential institutions: the White House, Facebook and the NFL. Audiences gain insight from his lessons learned in shaping an effective communications strategy in today's unpredictable political and media landscape, amid the intensity of the 24/7 news cycle. Lockhart gives audiences a front row journey through the stormy political waters he faced while press secretary at the White House, to leading the NFL through a public feud with the president which ignited a passionate national debate about the protests and patriotism, to maintaining public trust in Facebook while serving as vice president of global communications.

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<p>Speaker Spotlight: Joe Lockhart</p>

Speaker Spotlight: Joe Lockhart

Strategic communications guru JOE LOCKHART has been on the front lines of some of the most fascinating and high-stakes media moments of our time, at some of America's most iconic and essential institutions: the White House, Facebook and the NFL. In his speeches, Lockhart gives audiences a front row journey through the stormy political waters he faced while press secretary at the White House, to leading the NFL through a public feud with the president which ignited a passionate national debate about the protests and patriotism, to maintaining public trust in Facebook while serving as vice president of global communications.

Audiences gain insight from his lessons learned in shaping an effective communications strategy in today's unpredictable political and media landscape, amid the intensity of the 24/7 news cycle.  He is a frequent Opinions contributor to CNN and the New York Times, and  reflects on the week's news with Katie Barlow as they co-host the Words Matter podcast

Often earning standing ovations from host who find him "charming" and "funny," he provides a fascinating insider's view of the strategies and forces that are shaping our country's future. Says Fool Proof: "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."

 

<p>Communications expert Joe Lockhart is a regular contributor to CNN's opinion page</p>

Communications expert Joe Lockhart is a regular contributor to CNN's opinion page

In frequent columns and appearances on CNN, JOE LOCKHART offers his insights on communications and public affairs situations playing out in the news, on social media and in politics. From his executive experience running communications for the NFL, Facebook and the White House, Lockhart knows how to handle a crisis and regain control of a narrative. Read some of his most recent CNN columns here >>

<p>Joe Lockhart's podcast gets at the real truth behind today's news </p>

Joe Lockhart's podcast gets at the real truth behind today's news 

A renowned communications expert who's leadership has shaped elite organizations from the NFL to Facebook to the White House, JOE LOCKHART offers eye-opening insights on today's media and political climate, and actionable lessons on crisis management and building an effective communications strategy. In his podcast, Words Matter, Lockhart provides refreshing analysis of the week's news and gets at the real truth behind all the distracting headlines. Lockhart believe that facts, evidence, truth and objective reality are necessary and vital in public discourse. Drawing on his experience as both a Washington insider and private sector executive, Lockhart dives into current events, and decodes what they mean for our future.

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Joe Lockhart is widely recognized as one of the top communications and public affairs professionals in the world, and offers strategic communications counsel to CEOs, C-suite executives, and Washington's most powerful leaders.  He knows how to handle a crisis and regain control of a narrative, honed through decades of experience in public affairs, corporate communications, administration, and political campaigns. Lockhart is perhaps best known for his service as White House Press Secretary under President Bill Clinton from 1998 to 2000. He has also worked for the National Football League (NFL) as executive vice president, overseeing communications, government affairs, social responsibility and philanthropy, and for Facebook as vice president of global communications. Lockhart's current role is to advise corporations and organizations on their communications strategies and vulnerabilities. He was vice chairman for public affairs at Edelman; he was also previously the founding partner and managing director of the Glover Park Group, and was executive vice president at Bozell Sawyer Miller. 

An award-winning journalist, he is also a frequent contributor to CNN and reflects on the week's news with Katie Barlow as they co-host the Words Matter podcast