Michael Deaver

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Michael Deaver (b. 1938; d. 2007) was an adviser to Ronald Reagan for over twenty years and worked as his deputy chief of staff in the White House. [1]

In 1975 Deaver co-founded a public relations firm, Deaver and Hannaford, Inc.. After having worked on Reagan's 1980 Presidential campaign, he worked as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff between January 1981 until May 1985. After leaving the White House he established Michael K. Deaver, Inc., a Washington-D.C. PR firm. [2]

Working for Edelman

For fifteen years up until his death in August 2007, Deaver was the Washington chairman of the Edelman public relations firm. [3]

One the company's website he was listed as a "Public Affairs" specialist at Edelman where he is a "Vice Chairman, International". [4] It also stated that while at Edelman he "counseled clients including Wal-Mart, AT&T, API, Boeing, and the governments of India, Chile and Portugal." [5]

A biographical note for the Leading Authorities speakers bureau stated that "as Director of Corporate Affairs in the Washington Office, Deaver provides strategic counsel to many of Edelman's most prestigious corporate accounts including Nike, CSX, Nissan, and Microsoft. On the International front, Deaver oversees U.S.-based image programs for the governments of Portugal, India, and Chile." [6]

"Deaver serves clients in other key sectors. In health care, he acts as public relations advisor to the Healthcare Leadership Council, the managed care Industry's Washington-based lobby and advocacy group, and Cardinal Health, Inc., one of the nation's largest distributors of drug and health products. In technology and telecommunications, he has represented the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, AT&T, and the Competitive Long-Distance Coalition," it stated. [7]

Affiliations

On the Board of Governors for the Partnership for Public Service.

Books

  • Michael Deaver, "Behind the Scenes: In Which the Author Talks About Ronald and Nancy Reagan . . . and Himself" (1987)
  • Michael Deaver, "A Different Drummer: My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan," (2001);
  • Michael Deaver, "Nancy: A Portrait of My Years with Nancy Reagan" (2004).
  • Michale Deaver (Ed), "Why I Am a Reagan Conservative" (2005).

References

  1. Patricia Sullivan, "Reagan Image-Maker Changed American Politics", Washington Post, August 19, 2007.
  2. "Michael Deaver", Leading Authorities, cache accessed August 2007.
  3. Patricia Sullivan, "Reagan Image-Maker Changed American Politics", Washington Post, August 19, 2007.
  4. "Public Affairs", Edelman, accessed August 2007.
  5. "Leadership", Edelman, accessed August 2007.
  6. "Michael Deaver", Leading Authorities, cache accessed August 2007.
  7. "Michael Deaver", Leading Authorities, cache accessed August 2007.
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