Susan Sher Signs With Leading Authorities For Exclusive Representation


Leading Authorities is pleased to announce exclusive representation of First Lady Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff, Susan Sher, for speaking engagements in 2011. Formerly an associate counsel to President Obama, Sher worked on legal issues relating to health care before managing the office of the first lady.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear directly from a true White House insider and confidante,” said Mark French, president of Leading Authorities, “Susan Sher is a well-respected and long-time member of the Obama inner circle whose expertise on health care and the political climate and insights into the Administration will be of great interest to our clients.”

A former labor lawyer, Sher previously served the city of Chicago as corporation counsel, the city’s top legal officer, making her a senior adviser to Mayor Daley. She was then vice president for legal and government affairs at University of Chicago’s Medical Center before moving to Washington to act as an advisor for both of the Obamas. Called the first lady’s most effective advocate by The New York Times Sher is regarded as a solid strategic thinker with an unflappable disposition.

Sher has been an integral player in the White House, overseeing the first lady’s agenda from the rolling out the childhood obesity initiative and coordinating with the West Wing on Michelle Obama’s role in the elections. In her lectures, she will draw from her experience, sharing anecdotes from her time in the East Wing and providing insights into current policy discussions and the inner-workings of the world’s most powerful residence.

Sher joins an exclusive roster that features such prominent figures as retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal, former secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, former White House press secretary Dana Perino, former president/CEO of Walmart Lee Scott, and former Senators Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Evan Bayh (D-IN).



Leading Authorities, Inc. is a progressive event company with more than 20 years experience bringing the world’s leading speakers to top meeting venues, companies, and organizations from around the world. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has offices throughout the United States and internationally in Singapore and London.

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