A Conversation with White House Social Secretaries


March 18, 2024, 6:00 pm

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Engage at the Bush Center, presented by NexPoint

A panel of former White House Social Secretaries will share insights and behind-the-scenes stories about entertaining at the White House. From State Dinners to picnics on the South Lawn, the experts will discuss the importance of the White House as a stage for hospitality and diplomacy.  

Anita McBride, former Assistant to President Bush and Chief of Staff to Mrs. Laura Bush, will moderate a conversation with Jeremy Bernard, former White House Social Secretary to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama; Gahl Hodges Burt, former White House Social Secretary to President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan; and Amy Zantzinger, former White House Social Secretary to President Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush.

Please note: Auditorium seating is sold out, but overflow seating is still available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Overflow seating is separate from the Auditorium and located in the Hall of State. You will view the program via livestream.

While not guaranteed, our speakers often drop by the overflow location to engage with our guests.