Kasey S. Pipes

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Kasey S. Pipes is an American writer, biographer and consultant who worked for five years as a communications and policy advisor to U.S. president George W. Bush. He currently serves as President and CEO of The Pipes Company, a corporate communications consulting firm. His first book, Ike's Final Battle: The Road to Little Rock and the Challenge of Equality was released in early 2007.

Early career

Kasey's career began in 1995 when he served as a college intern in the California office of former President Ronald Reagan in Los Angeles, California. In 1996 he worked on the first run for office of Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX). According to a biographical sketch of Pipes on the Princeton University website, ""After the election, Granger hired Kasey to join her Washington office. He served as Senior Legislative Assistant, advising the Congresswoman on issues ranging from education to taxes to foreign affairs. In this role, he helped Granger to write and pass into law legislation creating tax-free savings accounts for parents to invest for their children's college education. Kasey later served as Congresswoman Granger's Director of Communications, where he was her chief spokesman, handled all of her media contacts, and wrote her speeches. He worked for Congresswoman Granger until leaving in the fall of 1999 for the Bush campaign in Austin. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Kasey was originally trained for ministry at Abilene Christian University. He also holds a master's degree in Government from the Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Arlington, Virginia." [1]

The Bush administration

Prior to serving in the White House, Kasey worked as a speechwriter for the Bush for President campaign. He wrote op-eds, scripts, and speeches for then-Governor George W. Bush, key campaign surrogates, and served as the lead speechwriter for Dick Cheney.

Following Bush's election, Pipes worked at the White House for five years. As Associate Director of the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives, he wrote speeches, coordinated long-range planning and strategic research for the Bush Administration, and reported to Karl Rove, the Senior Advisor to the President.

The Capitol Hill Years

"In November 1999, Pipes moved to Austin, Texas, after Karen Hughes, Bush campaign communications director, hired him as speech writer." [2]

In 2004, he was chief author of the Republican Party National Platform.

Writing for Schwarzenegger

In February 2006, Pipes was hired as chief campaign speechwriter for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He wrote speeches and opinion pieces for the governor until November 2006 when Schwarzenegger was re-elected to a second term.

The Pipes Company

In 2004, Pipes founded The Pipes Company, which offers communications consulting services to corporate executive leaders. He still serves as President and CEO of this firm.

Military Service

On July 22, 2002, Navy Secretary Gordon England swore in Mr. Pipes as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy Reserve in a ceremony at the Pentagon. He currently serves with the NAVCO unit, the Navy's office devoted to community and media relations. In this role, LT Pipes serves as the NAVCO regional action officer for both the Dallas and San Antonio media markets.

Eisenhower Biography

In early 2007, World Ahead Publishing released Pipes' first book, "Ike's Final Battle." The book tells the story of Ike's handling of civil rights issues and pays particular interest to his leadership during the Little Rock Central High School integration crisis of 1957. George F. Will calls the book "a fascinating story" and a "mind-opening book."[citation needed] The Wall Street Journal review labeled it a "highly readable and credible account...."[citation needed]

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