U.S. Bank to serve as title sponsor for the event
“Whitworth University benefits greatly from the considerable support of this great community so the President’s Leadership Forum is our way of giving back,” says Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor. “The twice-annual forum draws key national leaders to the Inland Northwest to provide wisdom and insight on a variety of modern-day issues.”
He adds, “Doris Kearns Goodwin is one of those leaders. She is an influential presidential historian and a gifted writer and speaker with a profound understanding of this country’s highest office.”
Goodwin is the author of award-winning biographies on four U.S. presidents to date, including Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (2005), a multiple biography of Lincoln and four others he united to lead the U.S. through its greatest crisis.
Goodwin’s other presidential works are the Pulitzer Prize-winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II (1994); The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga (1987), which in 1990 was made into an ABC miniseries; and her debut book, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream (1976). She is at work on a new book about the progressive era, with an emphasis on Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft and the golden age of journalism.
Goodwin worked as an assistant to Lyndon B. Johnson during the last year of his presidency, and she later assisted him in preparing his memoirs. Her many television credits include appearances on MSNBC’s Meet the Press, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and The Colbert Report; in addition to serving as an on-air consultant for documentaries by PBS and The History Channel.
Whitworth’s inaugural President’s Leadership Forum, held Oct. 16, 2012, featured Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist George F. Will.
Executive partners for this event are Avista Utilities, Vandervert Construction, Greater Spokane Incorporated, Viren and Associates, and Moss Adams LLP. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
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