Reince Priebus

  • Spring 2018

Reince serves as the President and Chief Strategist for Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, as well as Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Michael Best Strategies LLC, the firm’s government relations and public affairs group.

Reince most recently served as White House Chief of Staff under President Donald J. Trump, supporting the President, managing the White House staff, and collaborating with Members of Congress and other key policymakers in advancing the President’s agenda.

Prior to managing the White House staff, Reince served as the longest-serving chairman of the Republican National Committee in modern history. He oversaw a dramatic turnaround of the RNC, rescuing its finances, repairing its operations, and rebuilding its ground game. He left the RNC as one of the winningest chairmen of either political party in American history.

Before becoming RNC Chairman, Reince served as Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. Reince created the framework for one of the most historic election cycles Wisconsin has ever experienced, winning races in Wisconsin at an historic pace.

Reince was a Partner in Michael Best’s Litigation and Corporate Practice Groups prior to becoming the RNC’s Chairman.

Reince has a long history in Republican politics as a grassroots volunteer. He worked his way up through the ranks of the Republican Party of Wisconsin as 1st congressional district chairman, state party treasurer, first vice chair, and eventually state party chairman. In 2009, Priebus served as general counsel to the RNC, volunteering his time to help manage the party’s most difficult challenges.

Professional Activities

• Speaker, Washington Speakers Bureau
• Former White House Chief of Staff, Trump Administration
• Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee


•  District of Columbia

•  Wisconsin

Fellowship Dates: April 23-25, 2018