Michael K. Deaver

  • Spring 2005

Michael K. Deaver has been "making it happen" behind the scenes of American politics for over 30 years.  From his time as a young staffer on the Barry Goldwater campaign to being the mastermind behind President Reagan's two national campaigns, Deaver knows what works when it comes
to politics and the media, elections, the US political system and the elements of presidential leadership.   

Deaver spent more than 20 years as one of Ronald Reagan's closest advisors in both Sacramento and Washington.  In the White House, he served as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff from
January 1981 until May 1985.  Deaver, chief of staff James A. Baker III, and counselor to the president Edwin Meese, were seen as the triumvirate directing the Reagan administration's successful first term. Deaver is widely credited with being the architect of the Reagan image, including the landslide campaigns of 1980 and 1984.
 
He is widely recognized as one of the nation's premier professional communicators.  With nearly 40 years in national politics and public relations, Deaver has established lasting contacts with both the elite media and those in the highest levels of government.

He has written three books including New York Times bestseller A Different Drummer: My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan.  His latest book, Why I'm a Reagan Conservative, will be published in spring 2005. 

Deaver currently serves as vice chairman, international, for Edelman Worldwide.