WASHINGTON, D.C.— Andrew Card, former White House chief of staff and a prominent member of the Bush administration’s Iraq Study Group, has joined the international advisory board of Fleishman-Hillard.
Card most recently served as White House chief of staff to President George W. Bush for more than six years, responsible for the daily operations of the White House and serving as one of the President’s most senior policy advisers. He also served as Secretary of Transportation under President George H. W. Bush and in President Ronald Reagan’s administration as special assistant to the President for intergovernmental affairs.
Earlier in his career, Card was vice president of global government relations at General Motors, representing the company on domestic and international public policy and regulatory matters, and before joining GM, Card served as president and CEO of the American Automobile Manufacturers Association, the trade association whose members were Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors.
According to Fleishman president Dave Senay, “As a senior strategist, Andy offers a unique ability to analyze public policy issues from a political, regulatory, and private-sector perspective. He brings instant credibility on the important issues facing our nation with the media, policy makers, and other stakeholders. There are many policy experts in Washington, D.C.; there are few with the demonstrated skills and White House experience that Andy Card brings to the table.”
Card most recently made headlines when an honorary degree bestowed by the University of Massachusetts drew protests from students, faculty and alumni perturbed by his apparent role in the Bush administration’s misinformation campaign surrounding the invasion of Iraq.