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Margaret Spellings

Margaret Spellings

Keynote Speaker: President & CEO of the Bipartisan Policy Center; Former President & CEO of Texas 2036 and the George W. Bush Presidential Center; Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Margaret Spellings Biography

A nationally recognized leader in public policy, Margaret Spellings serves as president and CEO of the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Spellings most recently served as president and CEO of Texas 2036, a bipartisan think tank. Prior to leading Texas 2036, Spellings served as the president of the 17-institution University of North Carolina System, leading the state’s public university into a new period of performance, affordability, and growth with a focus on improving economic mobility, ensuring accountability, and advancing the public good.

Spellings also served as president of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas, where she oversaw programs on economic opportunity, education reform, global health, and special initiatives on women’s leadership and military service.

From 2005 to 2009, Spellings served as U.S. Secretary of Education, leading the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act, a bipartisan initiative to provide greater accountability for the education of 50 million U.S. public school students. As secretary, she also launched the Commission on the Future of Higher Education, a plan to address challenges of access, affordability, quality, and accountability in our nation’s colleges and universities. Prior to serving as Secretary, Spellings served as White House domestic policy advisor from 2001 to 2005, overseeing the administration’s agenda on education, transportation, health, justice, housing, and labor.

Spellings experience also includes serving as senior advisor to then-Governor George W. Bush of Texas; president and CEO of Margaret Spellings and Company, a Washington, DC, consulting firm that provided strategic guidance on a variety of domestic policy matters; and as a president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, advocating for more effective education and workforce training.

Spellings was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but spent much of her childhood in Houston. She is a graduate of the University of Houston, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. She also received an honorary doctorate and Distinguished Alumni Award from the university in 2006. Spellings has two adult daughters and resides in Dallas.

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Margaret Spellings Videos

Texas 2036: April 2023 President's Report
#19thRepresents Keynote: Margaret Spellings
The 74 Interview: Margaret Spellings

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What topics does Margaret Spellings speak about?

Margaret Spellings is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Business, Political, Government, Business Leadership, Education Policy & Reform, Education, Corporate Strategy and Leadership.

Where does Margaret Spellings travel from?

Margaret Spellings generally travels from Dallas, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Margaret Spellings is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Political and Government. The estimated speaking fee range to book Margaret Spellings for live events is $20,000 - $30,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Margaret Spellings generally travels from Dallas, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dyana Valentine, Cynthia Germanotta and Jamie P. Merisotis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Margaret Spellings for an upcoming event.

Margaret Spellings Videos

Texas 2036: April 2023 President's Report
#19thRepresents Keynote: Margaret Spellings
The 74 Interview: Margaret Spellings

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