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SHALE INSIGHT Closing Keynote Speaker, Sean Spicer, Former White House Press Secretary

Posted By Lyndsey Kleven, Communications Coordinator, Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Marcellus Shale Coalition, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association and the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association are hosting the SHALE INSIGHT conference on September 27 and 28 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sean Spicer, former White House press secretary, will be the closing keynote speaker at the conference. 

Sean Spicer officially stepped down from his White House post and one of his first public appearances is at SHALE INSIGHT. Spicer will touch on how we are poised to strengthen our nation's geopolitical position, create manufacturing opportunities here at home and jobs for all Americans while continuing to protect our environment. 

Everybody knows Sean Spicer. At least, polls show, they know his name and his trademark style behind the White House podium. But before the former White House Press Secretary made his mark as one of the most recognized staffers in the Trump administration, he built a decades-long career in Republican politics, witnessing and shaping the inner workings of Washington, DC, from every vantage point--as a House of Representatives communicator, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Republican National Committee chief strategist, top advisor to presidential campaigns, and, of course, White House spokesman. Few in Washington are as well-equipped as Sean to pull back the curtain and dissect what’s really happening in the nation’s capital.

Sean is a lifelong Republican operative who worked his way up through the ranks and whom colleagues know as relentless, quick-witted and good-humored. Melissa McCarthy’s depiction of his press briefing performances earned him a spot in Saturday Night Live lore, but it was his role as the architect of the Republican National Committee’s PR strategy that earned him a reputation as one of the party’s most effective and hardest-charging strategists and communicators. He helped the party successfully rebuild following losses in the 2012 election, and he then played a key role in the strategy behind the party’s sweeping 2014 victories, the must-see 2016 primary debates and the party’s improbable wins across the country that November.

Outside of politics, Sean serves as a commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. A Rhode Island native and Connecticut College graduate, he also holds a master’s degree from the Naval War College. A husband and father of two, he resides in Virginia but remains a loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox.

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