Andrew Kaufmann

Director, Communications and Marketing
George W. Bush Presidential Center

Andrew Kaufmann serves as Director, Communications and Marketing at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.  In this role, he oversees Bush Center audience development, marketing strategy and execution, online platforms, and serves as the host of The Strategerist podcast.

Prior to joining the Bush Center in 2013, he led integrated marketing at the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU. A Dallas native, he began his career in communications and marketing roles at Texas Instruments after graduating from SMU with Bachelor’s degrees in computer science and English.

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Read the article Thom Shanker -- The Role Journalists Play in the U.S. Military.
Jun 13, 2024

Thom Shanker -- The Role Journalists Play in the U.S. Military

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Jason Galui, Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Ret.)
Active duty military service members make up less than one percent of the U.S. adult population. For the other 99% of us, the actions and complexities of our nation’s Armed Forces can be hard to understand, which is why quality journalism on the military is essential.
Read the article Arthur Brooks -- The Science of Happiness.
Jun 6, 2024

Arthur Brooks -- The Science of Happiness

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Anne Wicks
We all seek happiness, but few of us know the science behind it. Author, Harvard professor, and philosopher of happiness Arthur Brooks is changing that through his insights, teachings, and best-selling books on how we can all build happy lives.
Read the article Alice Albright -- 20 Years of the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
May 30, 2024

Alice Albright -- 20 Years of the Millennium Challenge Corporation

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Hannah Johnson
2024 marks 20 years since the Millennium Challenge Corporation was signed into law by President George W. Bush. Since its inception, MCC has partnered with and invested in countries around the world that are committed to democracy and economic freedom.
Read the article Heather Morris -- Author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
May 23, 2024

Heather Morris -- Author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann
When Heather Morris sat down with Holocaust survivor Lale Sokolov, she didn’t know what to expect. As she listened to his story, she knew that the world needed to hear his experiences of love and hope set in the midst of one of humankind’s worst moments.
Read the article Anita McBride & Gahl Hodges Burt -- Behind the Scenes of White House Events.
May 16, 2024

Anita McBride & Gahl Hodges Burt -- Behind the Scenes of White House Events

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann
Anita McBride, who served as chief of staff to Mrs. Laura Bush during her time as first lady, and Gahl Hodges Burt, who served as social secretary for President and Mrs. Reagan, recently visited Dallas for an Engage at the Bush Center event presented by Nexpoint.
Read the article Thomas Jefferson & Kurt Smith -- Lessons From Our Nation's Third President.
May 16, 2024

Thomas Jefferson & Kurt Smith -- Lessons From Our Nation's Third President

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Jason Galui, Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Ret.)
Thomas Jefferson made a lasting impact on our country as the third president of the United States and the primary author of the Declaration of Independence. He recently visited Texas and joined host Andrew Kaufmann, the Bush Institute’s Jason Galui, and students from Walnut Grove High School to discuss the birth of our nation, the lessons we can learn from our Founding Fathers, and his thoughts on the future of the United States. 
Read the article Steve Ballmer -- Accountability, Democracy, and USA Facts.
May 3, 2024

Steve Ballmer -- Accountability, Democracy, and USA Facts

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Chris Walsh
When Steve Ballmer retired from Microsoft after a long and storied career, he realized that he didn’t know exactly how and where U.S. tax dollars got spent. And it wasn’t as easy to find as he had hoped. So he set out to solve the problem — and founded USA Facts, which consolidates available data and makes it accessible to citizens.
Read the article David French -- On polarization, purpose, and America's future.
Apr 24, 2024

David French -- On polarization, purpose, and America's future

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Chris Walsh
David French is a writer and columnist for The New York Times – informed by a career that began as a litigator, turned to the Army as a JAG officer and then Bronze Star awardee after volunteering to deploy to Iraq as part of the Surge, and finally to journalism.