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Joe Lockhart

chief spokesman, Clinton administration

Joe Lockhart is a founding partner with The Glover Park Group which specializes in media relations and political strategy. He served as chief spokesman for President Clinton and the Clinton administration from 1998-2000, where he conducted daily press conferences for White House journalists and briefed the president and senior members of his administration on all press matters. He also coordinated the creation and dissemination of message for all departments within the administration. Lockhart has extensive experience working with clients in an agency setting. From 1991-1995, he was executive vice president at Bozell Sawyer Miller. In that capacity he advised a range of high-profile corporate and institutional clients, including Microsoft, Coca-Cola and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Lockhart is also a veteran of political campaigns. Before joining the White House in 1997, he was national press secretary for the Clinton-Gore '96 reelection campaign. He was the deputy press secretary for the Dukakis-Bentsen '88 presidential campaign, traveling with the nominee. In 1984, he was assistant press secretary for the Mondale-Ferraro campaign and during the 1980 Carter-Mondale campaign he was a regional press coordinator. An award-winning journalist, Lockhart has held key positions at *SKY Television News of London, Cable News Network (CNN) and ABC Network News*. At *SKY Television News*, Lockhart served as foreign producer for Europe's first 24-hour television direct broadcast news service and contributing reporter/producer to the International Business Report. As deputy assignment manager for *CNN*, he tracked Washington-oriented news stories involving the White House, Congress and federal agencies. Lockhart was also an assignment editor for ABC Network News.