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Donna  Brazile

Donna Brazile

Veteran Democratic Political Strategist, Syndicated Columnist, and Fox News Contributor

In-Person Fee Range:
$15,001 - $20,000
Traveling from:
District of Columbia

Donna Brazile

Veteran Democratic Political Strategist, Syndicated Columnist, and Fox News Contributor

In-Person Fee Range:
$15,001 - $20,000
Traveling from:
District of Columbia

Why Book

  • Was the first black woman to manage a presidential campaign.
  • In 2014, President Obama appointed her to serve on the board of J. William Fullbright Foreign Scholarship board.
  • She is the author of the best-selling memoir Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics.

Biography

Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee, and former interim National Chair of the Democratic National Committee as well as the former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute. 

Aside from working for the full recovery of her beloved New Orleans, Ms. Brazile’s passion is encouraging young people to vote, to work within the system to strengthen it, and to run for public office. Since 2000, Ms. Brazile has lectured at over 125 colleges and universities across the country on such topics as Inspiring Civility in American Politics, Race Relations in the Age of Obama, Why Diversity Matters, Women in American Politics: Are We There Yet?

She first got involved at the age of nine when she worked to elect a City Council candidate who had promised to build a playground in her neighborhood; the candidate won, the swing set was installed, and a lifelong passion for political progress was ignited. Ms. Brazile worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she became the first African-American to manage a presidential campaign.

Author of the best-selling memoir Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics, Ms. Brazile is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, a syndicated newspaper columnist for Universal Uclick, a columnist for Ms. Magazine, and O, the Oprah Magazine, and ABC, where she regularly appears on ABC’s This Week. Her passion is acting; she has made two cameo appearances on CBS’s The Good Wife. Most recently, Donna has appeared on Netflix’s new series House of Cards. Ask her and she’ll tell you that acting, after all, is the key to success in politics. 

In August 2009, O, The Oprah Magazine chose Ms. Brazile as one of its 20 “remarkable visionaries” for the magazine’s first-ever O Power List. In addition, she was named among the 100 Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian magazine, Top 50 Women in America by Essence magazine, and received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s highest award for political achievement. 

She is currently on the board of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the National Institute for Civil Discourse, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the BlackAmericaWeb.com Relief Fund, Inc. 

Last, but never least, she is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. In the aftermath of the two catastrophic hurricanes that made landfall in the Gulf region, Brazile was appointed by former Governor Kathleen Blanco to serve on the Louisiana Recovery Board to work for the rebuilding of the state and to advocate for the Gulf recovery on the national stage.

Ms. Brazile is the proud recipient of honorary doctorate degrees from Louisiana State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Grambling College, Northeastern Illinois University and Xavier University of Louisiana, the only historically Black, Catholic institution of higher education in the United States.

Ms. Brazile is founder and managing director of Brazile & Associates LLC, a general consulting, grassroots advocacy, and training firm based in Washington, DC. 

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Programs

Political Outlook: A Comprehensive Picture of What's Going on in Washington

Always candid and insightful, Donna Brazile brings a refreshing perspective and practical sensibility to issues being discussed on Capital Hill. Her presentations provide a comprehensive picture of what’s going on in Washington—from analysis of how the current political environment will impact the 2020 elections to hot-topic legislation. Named by Washingtonian as one of the “100 Most Powerful Women,” Brazile draws on her insider knowledge to provide audiences with the latest developments across the political landscape, the critical issues facing America, and what their impact means for our future.

Donna Brazile Review

“Donna was a great addition to our program. Her presentation was engaging and informative. The participants were eager to ask Donna questions and she was eager to engage with them and have open discussions on key topics.”

— Ernst & Young

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