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Mark D. Weinberg

A former speechwriter and advisor to President Ronald Reagan, now writing a book, "Movie Nights with the Reagans," to be published by Simon & Schuster, Mark D. Weinberg is a highly experienced executive communications consultant - and former White House spokesperson - who has held senior management positions at Fortune 500 corporations and the Federal government. Currently, he runs his own communications consultancy, which provides communications counsel to corporate and public sector clients in consumer products, insurance, publishing, health care, biotechnology, film and television production, acquisitions, foreign diplomacy, and a Presidential Library.

In addition to writing speeches and other forms of commentary for Ronald Reagan, Weinberg has written for:

· CEOs of Fortune 500 corporations

· Ambassadors to the United States

· Senior Federal and State Government Officials

· Candidates for Elective Office

Prior to founding his consultancy, Weinberg held senior communications management positions at Empire State Development Corporation, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Deloitte, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the U.S. Postal Service.

Before entering the private sector, he served for more than 10 years as a senior communications advisor, spokesman and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan, including eight years at the White House. Weinberg was Special Assistant to the President and Assistant Press Secretary, and then served as Director of Public Affairs to the former President for two years after he left office.

As Vice President for Communications at the Empire State Development, he served as the CEO’s senior speechwriter. At Deloitte, Weinberg created the firm’s first-ever Executive Communications unit focused on speech writing, media relations training, speech and presentation coaching, and senior executive public appearances.

Op-eds written by Weinberg for the CEO of The McGraw-Hill Companies have appeared in major national newspapers. The speech Weinberg wrote for the CEO’s use at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council was chosen for publication in the prestigious journal Vital Speeches of the Day.

Articles by Mark Weinberg have been published in The Washington Times, USA TODAY, POLITICO and The Plain Dealer. He has a degree in journalism from the George Washington University.

Entries by Mark D. Weinberg

How Donald Trump Could Be an American Hero

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2016 | 3:33 PM

Mark D. Weinberg served as Special Assistant to the President and Assistant Press Secretary in the Reagan White House, and as Director of Public Affairs in the office of former President Ronald Reagan. He is currently writing a book, "Move Nights with the Reagans," to be published by Simon &...

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Simple Hopes for 2016

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2015 | 4:51 PM

When the Good Lord created me, I think he or she accidentally forgot three genes. Until recently, their absence did not seem to matter very much, but now that my wife and I are raising kids, I would like to get the full set. Maybe with advances in genetic therapies...

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A Mothers' Day Remembrance

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 3:58 PM

There are so many things I loved about my late mother. Her spirit of generosity was literally without limit; she was fiercely loyal to her family and friends; she was very smart, insightful and without any guile whatsoever; was completely unpretentious; was THE best listener; had a wonderful sense of...

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How to Fix the (Not-So) Secret Service

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 6:05 PM

Finally, a security breach at the White House that does not appear to be the fault of the Secret Service -this time. A drone crashed onto the grounds. Fortunately, it was harmless. That it penetrated the perimeter at all illustrates the magnitude of the responsibility the Secret Service has. Short...

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Since When Is Our Secretary of State a Threat?

(4) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 3:10 PM

To hear the State Department tell it, in the overall big picture of what matters, the fact that our Secretary of State and his entourage were forced to go through a metal detector before being allowed to meet with Egypt's president does not matter very much.

With all due...

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The Larry Speakes I Knew

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 4:07 PM

Former White House spokesman Larry Speakes, who died of complications from Alzheimer's disease recently, was my boss and friend for many years. I worked for him in the Reagan White House press office and later at the U.S. Postal Service. We first met during the 1980 presidential campaign, when I...

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Apples and Oranges

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 3:26 PM

Predictably, some pundits are drawing comparisons between President Obama's professed lack of knowledge of several major scandals -- IRS investigating political opponents, Justice Department probing reporters, security arrangements at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, NSA spying on allies, problems with the website and campaign polling of whether Hillary Clinton...

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Wrong Number, Ma'am

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 8:20 AM

Of all the unsettling aspects of recent political campaigns -- and there are many -- none is more "icky" than having a candidate's wife record a robocall about how wonderful her husband is.

Several times in the past week, we received a call that began with: "This is Mary Doe,...

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Shut Down? Shut Up!

(12) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 8:28 AM

Memo to: President Obama
Speaker Boehner
Senator Reid
Senator Cruz

Seriously, gentlemen, enough. We get it. You're all men of the highest principles, motivated solely by what is best for the American people. Of course you are. Such things as ego, political power, ambition, the...

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What I Learned From Helen Thomas

(4) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 11:25 AM

The passing of veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas marked the end of an era. There will never be another like her. She witnessed and reported on more history than any reporter -- man or woman -- in modern times. And she literally became part of the presidency. From John...

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Back to the Future?

(8) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 9:54 AM

Two iconic American companies -- J.C. Penney and Procter & Gamble -- recently removed their chief executives and replaced them with men who had previously served as CEO. Maybe there is a lesson for Washington here.

Admittedly, applying business sector practices to the federal government can be risky. Businesses...

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