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Speaker Series


A mastermind in crafting the most evocative and unforgettable speeches of our time, Jon Favreau, shares his insights and experiences from working alongside the President and provides inspiration to future leaders entering lives of public service.

April 15, 2014, 7:00pm
Jon Favreau
at Merrimack College

Assistant to the President and Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama (2009-2013), Columnist, The Daily Beast and Co-founder, Fenway Strategies

From 2009 through early 2013, Jon Favreau served as the director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama, a role he also played for the President during the 2008 presidential campaign. Favreau began writing with President Obama in 2005, when he started his first term as a U.S. Senator. Prior to that, Favreau served as deputy director of Speechwriting for John Kerry during his 2004 presidential campaign. Favreau’s passion for writing and public service first developed at the College of the Holy Cross, where he graduated with degrees in political science and sociology in 2003.

Favreau is the co-founder of Fenway Strategies where he has consulted and written speeches for several celebrities, Fortune 500 CEOs, and nonprofit leaders. In the spring of 2013, Jon served as a fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, where he taught a weekly non-credit seminar entitled Storytelling in the Age of Sound Bites. Favreau is also a columnist for The Daily Beast.

Made possible through the generosity of AT&T and Robert McCusker ’68