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Barry Jackson -- White House
Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs

Prior to serving the Bush Administration, Barry was involved in the Bush-Cheney campaign in a variety of capacities. He spearheaded the campaign’s Barnstorm for Reform program, a program that involved Republican Governors from across the nation. He was also heavily involved in the Republican National Convention, serving as a consultant for the convention’s program operation. From 1991 until accepting his presidential appointment, Barry served as chief of staff for Congressman John Boehner (R-OH). In addition to working for Representative Boehner, Barry served in a variety of positions on Capitol Hill. In 1994 Barry was the Director of the “Contract with America,” the campaign plan Republicans used to successfully recapture control of the U.S. House of Representatives. From 1995 to 1998, Barry also served as Executive Director of the House Republican Conference, helping to craft legislative and communications activity for Republican Representatives of the Congress. Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Ohio, Barry graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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