Robert Gibbs & Karl Rove

Iconic Republican strategist Karl Rove and longtime advisor to President Obama Robert Gibbs provide intimate and insightful commentary as they both speak with great authority and accuracy from a White House insider's perspective.

Drawing on his decade of experience as a top advisor to President Barack Obama and a former White House Press Secretary (2009-11), Gibbs provides an unvarnished look at today’s political landscape and what it means for the upcoming election and beyond. From serving as press secretary for John Kerry’s presidential campaign, to communications director for four senate campaigns (including Obama’s), to communication chief for Obama’s 2008 presidential election, Gibbs is a true Washington insider who knows the ins and outs of what it takes to connect with voters and deliver on policy. As a former Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer at McDonald’s, he knows how to translate his political insight into tangible takeaways for a corporate audience. 

One of President George W. Bush's closest confidants and advisors, a Fox News Contributor, and a Wall Street Journal Columnist, Rove offers insightful analysis and predictions about the current heated debates in Washington, DC, the nation’s political course, and the bigger challenges America faces. A master storyteller, Rove’s work and speeches also shine light on our political past in ways that provide lessons for—and illuminate—our future. 

Together, Gibbs and Rove offer an unparalleled look at today's complicated political landscape and what it means for the future. The receive rave reviews like: "The debate between Gibbs and Rove was fascinating. They brought insight, energy and truly transformed the conference by giving the attendees a dual perspective of the issues at the forefront of the current political landscape." (The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers)

 

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Robert Gibbs

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  • Executive Vice President & Global Chief Communications Officer, McDonalds (2015-19)
  • Longtime Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
  • White House Press Secretary (2009-2011)

A top advisor to President Obama for nearly a decade and the former Executive Vice President and Global Chief Communications Officer of McDonald's (2015-19), Robert Gibbs is a communication expert who offers audiences a unique perspective on today's political, business and media environment. Drawing on his experience as both a Washington insider and executive at one of the most recognizable companies in the world, Gibbs provides robust insights into everything from the economy and regulatory environment, to healthcare reform, to the 2020 election. 

 

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Karl Rove

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  • Foremost Conservative Commentator & Strategist
  • Fox News Contributor & Wall Street Journal Columnist
  • Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush
  • Author of New York Times bestselling memoir Courage and Consequence and critically acclaimed history The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters

With over four decades of experience in the political arena, Karl Rove is an iconic strategist whose provocative and robust knowledge of the major issues of the day have made him one of the most sought-after commentators of our time.

Rove has been described by respected author and columnist Michael Barone as “unique…no Presidential appointee has ever had such a strong influence on politics and policy, and none is likely to do so again anytime soon” and by Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of the Weekly Standard as “the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation… He knows history, understands the moods of the public, and is a visionary on matters of public policy.” 

From major international conferences to college campuses and more intimate corporate events, Karl Rove's shrewd and unparalleled analysis make him resonate with all audiences. Sponsors hosting Rove have reported that his remarks "were extremely insightful and very helpful to our industry leaders" (Edison Electric Institute); "stimulating and valuable" (The Fraser Institute); and "provocative, lively and thoughtful" (Nomura); with audiences "often erupting in applause" (Wabash College) and his presentations consistently praised as "one of the highest-rated" (The TriZetto Group). 

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Rave Reviews About Robert Gibbs & Karl Rove
The debate between Gibbs and Rove was fascinating. They brought insight, energy and truly transformed the conference by giving the attendees a dual perspective of the issues at the forefront of the current political landscape.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Robert Gibbs & Karl Rove
  • Sage
  • The TriZetto Group
  • Council for Responsible Nutrition
  • The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
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Biography

Robert Gibbs's Biography

A top advisor to President Obama for nearly a decade and the former Executive Vice President and Global Chief Communications Officer of McDonald's (2015-19), Robert Gibbs is a communication expert who offers audiences a unique perspective on today's political, business and media environment. Drawing on his experience as both a Washington insider and executive at one of the most recognizable companies in the world, Gibbs provides robust insights into everything from the economy and regulatory environment, to healthcare reform, to the 2020 election. 

Karl Rove's Biography

Karl Rove, an iconic political strategist and one of the most sought-after political pundits of our time, is best known for his provocative and robust knowledge of the major political issues of the day.

Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. At the White House he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process.

Rove has been described by respected author and columnist Michael Barone in U.S. News & World Report as “…unique…no Presidential appointee has ever had such a strong influence on politics and policy, and none is likely to do so again anytime soon.” Washington Post columnist David Broder has called Rove a master political strategist whose “game has always been long term…and he plays it with an intensity and attention to detail that few can match.” Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard, has called him “the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation… He knows history, understands the moods of the public, and is a visionary on matters of public policy.”

Mr. Rove writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, appears frequently on the Fox News Channel, and is the author of the New York Times best seller, Courage and Consequence.  His latest book is The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1886 Still Matters.  

A Colorado native, he attended the University of Utah, the University of Maryland-College Park, George Mason University, and the University of Texas at Austin.