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Anita Mc Bride

Anita McBride directs the Legacies of America's First Ladies Initiative at the American University where she serves as Executive in Residence in the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies in the School of Public Affairs. Her White House service and experience spans three decades and four Administrations including as Assistant to President George W. Bush Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush. She also serves on the Board of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Sine Institute for Policy and Politics at American University. She is a frequent speaker and media commentator on White House history, its occupants, and presidential transitions.