Ex-White House staffer to speak at Knox College

From the Register-Mail:

Author, political analyst and former presidential adviser Leslie Sanchez will speak about her work in Washington at 7 p.m. May 18 in Kresge Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College.

The talk is free and open to the public. The lecture was originally scheduled for Feb. 9, but was rescheduled due to weather.

Currently a columnist and commentator on CNN, Sanchez was named one of the nation’s “100 Most Influential Hispanics,” by Hispanic Business magazine. She has written two books, “Los Republicanos: Why Hispanics and Republicans Need Each Other,” and “You’ve Come a Long Way, Maybe: Sarah, Michelle, Hillary, and the Shaping of the New American Woman.”

In 2001, Sanchez was appointed by President George W. Bush as executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. Before that she was a spokesman and deputy press secretary at the Republican National Committee, where she was one of the principal architects of the Republicans’ first-ever multimillion dollar advertising campaign aimed at Hispanic voters.