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Reince Priebus

WSB Exclusive Speaker

White House Chief of Staff (2017); Chairman of Republican National Committee (2011–2017); Political Analyst, ABC News

Pulling back the curtain on Washington, Reince Priebus provides a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of American government and politics.

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Reince Priebus is a decisive and pragmatic bridge builder, who reformed and modernized the Republican National Committee, and managed the White House as the first Chief of Staff to President Donald Trump.

A skilled negotiator who knows how to persuade competing factions to unite behind a common goal, he is credited as one of the chief architects of the historic Republican victory in 2016. Named White House Chief of Staff within days of Trump’s win, Priebus managed daily operations, collaborated with Members of Congress, and worked to advance the President’s agenda.

Prior to his White House service, Priebus served three terms as RNC Chairman, emerging as one of the longest serving and the most successful leader in party history. First elected in 2011, he helped rescue the RNC’s finances, repair its operations, and rebuild their ground organization, priming the party for their momentous win.

“I took the RNC from oblivion,” says Priebus, “without drama, mistakes, or infighting.”

Admired by his GOP colleagues for offering hard work, determination, and trust, Priebus put out administrative brushfires as well as articulated strategic vision.

Before breaking onto the national scene, Priebus honed his skills working his way up through the leadership ranks of the Wisconsin GOP, becoming its youngest Chairman in 2007 at age 35. During his tenure as Chairman, the Wisconsin GOP won control over both chambers of the state legislature, reclaimed the governorship, and scored two additional congressional seats, as well as a Senate seat.

Priebus is a regular political commentator for major news channels and is an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves. Previously, he served as a visiting Fellow at Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School. Priebus was recognized as a “Rising Star” in 2009 by Super Lawyers magazine. In 2016, TIME magazine named the then RNC Chairman to their “100 Most Influential People in the World” list, and then named Priebus to the list again in 2017 when he was the White House Chief of Staff.

With audiences, Priebus is a compelling and energetic storyteller. The former RNC chief shares stories from behind-the-scenes at the White House, the machinery of insider Washington, and triumphs and failures from his long career. He articulates his opinions with frankness and candor, and keeps the conversation lively and entertaining.

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Reince Priebus’s Speech Topics

  • The Road to 2024: Navigating Challenges and Opportunities in American Politics

    With his deep insights and experience within the political arena, Priebus offers a nuanced exploration of the challenges and opportunities that define this crucial moment in American politics. Drawing from his tenure as RNC chairman and his involvement in shaping the GOP’s strategies, Priebus dissects the key factors shaping the upcoming election cycle. With a keen eye on both the historical precedents and the contemporary political climate, Priebus delivers actionable insights and thought-provoking perspectives on the critical decisions facing voters and political actors alike. His expertise, coupled with a pragmatic approach, promises an enlightening discourse on the future of American politics amidst the backdrop of the 2024 election.

  • American Foreign Policy Today

    The geopolitical landscape has shifted dramatically and so has Washington’s approach to international alliances, global trade, and multinational business. Former White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, shares an insider’s perspective into U.S. policy worldwide with unmatched personal insight and anecdotes. 

    Priebus can focus on the issues that matter most to audiences, to include: fair foreign trade agreements, equitable involvement in NATO and the United Nations, Treaties such as the Paris Accord and the Iran Nuclear Accord, the importance of an open dialogue with North Korea, immigration policy, political polarization and much more. 

  • A 360° View of Washington

    Former White House Chief of Staff, and the longest-serving Republican National Committee chairman in recent history, Reince Priebus has a broad perspective of the current state of affairs in Washington. He offers insight into the inner workings of the White House, including the lessons he learned behind the scenes. A legislative expert with strong ties to some of the most influential leaders on Capitol Hill, Priebus identifies the progress that is possible in Washington D.C. And as the architect of some of the Republican Party’s biggest victories of the last several campaign cycles, he explains not only where the GOP has been but also where domestic policy, the economy and politics are going.

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Hearing two former White House Chiefs of Staff from opposing political parties engage in a genuinely friendly exchange was one of many highlights from this week’s Policy Summit. Denis McDonough and Reince Priebus delivered one of the best keynotes ever.

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