A Conversation on Politics and Governing | Brunswick Group

A Conversation on Politics and Governing

As the United States grapples with COVID-19 and its economic impact, amidst a polarized public and increasing geopolitical tensions, the race for the White House and control of Congress intensifies.

A conversation with three leading political experts to discuss the road to the 2020 election, its implications on politics and business, and lessons learned from past campaigns and time in government. Access the on-demand recording below. 

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Rahm Emanuel, former Mayor of Chicago and White House Chief of Staff

Rahm Emanuel was the 45th mayor of Chicago, serving two terms from 2011-2019. He previously served as President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, President Bill Clinton’s senior advisor, and chairman of both the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the House of Representatives Democratic Caucus. He is a contributor for ABC News and the recent author of The Nation City: Why mayors are now running the world.

Neal Wolin, CEO, Brunswick Group

Neal Wolin is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Brunswick Group, based in Washington, D.C. He leads the firm’s operations across 24 offices in 15 countries and advises clients on a wide range of matters across industries. 

Prior to joining Brunswick, Neal was Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury from May 2009 until September 2013 and Acting Secretary of the Treasury in January and February 2013. As Deputy Secretary, Neal served as the Treasury’s Chief Operating Officer and supervised all Treasury bureaus and domestic and international policy offices as well as its management, legal, public affairs and congressional affairs functions. In this role, he was also Chair of CFIUS. He is one of the world’s experts on U.S. regulation and national security, particularly in M&A situations. Prior to the Treasury, Neal was President and Chief Operating Officer of the property and casualty insurance companies of The Hartford Financial Services Group, a $20bn Fortune 200 company. 

Patti Solis Doyle, Partner, Brunswick Group

Patti is a veteran political advisor and commentator, with more than 30 years of experience in politics, presidential campaigns, and public service. She served as an advisor to the Obama-Biden presidential campaign during the 2012 presidential election, and during the 2008 general election she was chief of staff for vice presidential operations. In that role, she built a national team of policy, communications, and political advisors before the nominee’s selection, and later managed day-to-day operations for vice presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Patti was campaign manager for Senator Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid in 2007-2008 and managed her Senate re-election campaign before that. She also served as chief of staff to the First Lady’s first Senate campaign. Before that, she served as a senior advisor to Hillary Clinton throughout Governor Bill Clinton’s campaign and two terms in the White House.