Hannah Abney

Chief Communications Counselor
George W. Bush Presidential Center

Hannah Abney directs strategic communications and messaging for the George W. Bush Presidential Center, developing and implementing communication strategies that help advance the Bush Center’s work in developing leaders, fostering policy, and taking action to save and change lives.

Prior to joining the Bush Center, she led public relations activities for consumer and non-profit brands at The Richards Group.  Ms. Abney also led communications efforts  at a national retail trade association in Washington, DC, and served in the George W. Bush Administration in the Vice President’s Office.

A native of Milwaukee, WI, she is a graduate of the Southern Methodist University (B.A., Music) and lives in Dallas with her husband and young sons. 

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Read the article Episode 11: Alexander McCall Smith.
Nov 12, 2019

Episode 11: Alexander McCall Smith

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Hannah Abney

"Sandy" has taken millions of readers to the heart of Botswana through his best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. We explore the beautiful African nation his characters live in and what book he considers a must-read.

Read the article Episode 01: Dana Perino.
Sep 10, 2019

Episode 01: Dana Perino

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Hannah Abney

After her time at the White House, Dana Perino became comfortable speaking on behalf of others – including the 43rd president. But as she transitioned into TV roles, she had to develop her own voice.

Read the article Episode 22: President George W. Bush.
May 17, 2019

Episode 22: President George W. Bush

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Hannah Abney

We sat down with President George W. Bush to discuss leadership, humor, and even the arts – specifically, his painting and dancing.

Read the article Staying the Course in Afghanistan.
Aug 21, 2017

Staying the Course in Afghanistan

By: Hannah Abney
Afghan women have made hard-won gains in the past decade. Today, girls can attend school. Women hold important positions in local and national government and play a vital role in the economy. Yet, serious threats to women remain.