Former White House Press Secretary to Speak at Executive Forum
October 21, 2003

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Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer will speak at Mercer University's Executive Forum Tuesday, Oct. 28. 
 
He will give a lunch presentation in Atlanta at 12 p.m. in the Trustees Dining Room of Mercer's Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta. He will give a dinner presentation in Macon at 6:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza. 

This event is open to the public. Tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Anyone interested in making reservations or becoming a member of The Executive Forum can call the Mercer University Office of Advancement at (800) 837-2911.

The Executive Forum is a business outreach program of Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and the Office of Advancement. Entering its 24th year, The Executive Forum provides business professionals with an opportunity to hear nationally noted speakers on business trends while networking with other business leaders.

 
In his presentation titled "A Daily Briefing: An Insider's Look at Today's Current Events," the former White House press secretary will offer a candid look at current events in Washington, D.C., and around the world.
 
During his presentation, Fleischer uses the same signature mix of humor and gravitas that made him one of the nation's most beloved White House press secretaries. He also touches on his relationship with the press and how the media's perspective can affect national policy.
As press secretary and assistant to President George W. Bush, Fleischer delivered daily White House briefings from 2001 to 2003 and served as the primary spokesperson for President Bush during such trying times as the Sept. 11 attacks and the anthrax scares.
 
Prior to his role as White House press secretary, Fleischer was the senior communications advisor and spokesman for the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign. He also served as the spokesman and communications director for Elizabeth Dole's presidential campaign.
 
In 1994, Fleischer was hired by the House Committee on Ways and Means to serve as communications director. He was the House of Representatives' principal staff spokesperson on issues related to taxes, Medicare, Social Security, welfare and international trade.
 
The Pound Ridge, N.Y., native served as press secretary to New Mexico Sen. Pete Dominici from 1989 to 1994. Before that, he served as press secretary to two members of Congress from New York and worked on several political campaigns.

Fleischer is now president of his own firm, Ari Fleischer Communications. He resides in Washington, D.C.
 
Editor's Note: Media interested in covering this event or interviewing Ari Fleischer should contact Jenny Butkus at (478) 301-4037 or (800) 837-2911.
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