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Dan Bartlett, Counselor to the President
Dan Bartlett serves President George W. Bush as Counselor to the President. In this capacity, Bartlett is responsible for all aspects of President Bush's strategic communications planning and the formulation of policy and implementation of the President's agenda. He also oversees the White House Press Office and the Offices of Communications, Media Affairs, and Speechwriting.
Prior to that, he was Assistant to the President for Communications and White House Communications Director. Before being named Communications Director, he was Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy to then Counselor to the President, Karen Hughes.
Before joining the Bush Administration, Dan Bartlett served as a senior spokesman and Director of Rapid Response for the Bush for President campaign in Austin, Texas. He has served President Bush since 1993, working on both successful campaigns for Governor of Texas. From 1994 to 1998, Bartlett worked in the Governor's Office as Deputy to the Policy Director. During the 1998 re-election campaign, he served as Issues Director. Before joining President Bush, Mr. Bartlett worked for Karl Rove and Company, an Austin-based political consulting firm. He has served the President for over ten years.
He earned his bachelors degree in political science from the University of Texas at Austin.