(Harrisburg, PA) - Tim Goeglein, Vice President of Focus on the Family will speak at the 2018 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. Mr. Goeglein served as a special assistant to President George W. Bush where he served as the President's principal outreach contact for conservatives, think tanks, veteran's groups, faith-based groups, and some of America's leading cultural organizations. The conference will be held April 6-7, 2018 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.
This year's featured dinner speaker at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will be Byron York, chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner and a Fox News contributor.Additional speakers, panels and workshops will be announced over the coming weeks.
The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.
Tim Goegleinchampions God's welcomed role in the public square. His years of public service and private initiative have been devoted to faith, freedom, and family.
Tim is the Senior Advisor to the President and Vice President for External Relations at Focus on the Family in Washington. He served in high-level government posts for the past two decades. He worked as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, where he was the Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison from 2001 to 2008. He was the President's principal outreach contact for conservatives, think tanks, veteran's groups, faith-based groups, and some of America's leading cultural organizations. He was a member of the President's original 2000 campaign and White House staff, serving for nearly 8 years.
Goeglein is the author of the political memoir The Man in the Middle: Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush Era which was published in September, 2011.
From 1988 through 1998, Tim was first the Deputy Press Secretary, followed by Press Secretary and Communications Director for U.S. Senator Dan Coats of Indiana (who was in the Senate for a decade). Between his time with the Senate and Bush campaign, Tim served as Communications Director for Gary Bauer at the Campaign for Working Families and in the Bauer presidential bid.
Tim was an intern for then-U.S. Senator Dan Quayle in 1985, and for then-Representative Dan Coats and for NBC News in 1986 during his college years at Indiana University's Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. When he graduated in 1986, he was the Richard Gray Fellow in his senior year.
Tim's first job upon graduation was as a television news producer for the NBC affiliate in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana. During high school and college, he produced a show for WOWO Radio, then owned by the Westinghouse Broadcasting Corporation. The program was heard in 28 states.
Tim holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from Concordia University, New York City; and from Faith Evangelical College and Seminary, Tacoma, Washington.
Tim is the secretary of the Coalitions for America Board, a member of the board for the National Civic Art Society, and a member of the board of governors of the Young America's Foundation which owns and operates the Ronald Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California. Tim also serves on the Institute for American Universities Advisory Board. Goeglein served as Board Secretary of the American Conservative Union Foundation, and five years as a Senior Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. Also, he is a member of the Council for National Policy, the Philadelphia Society, and the Capitol Hill Club.
Tim serves on the Sanctity of Life Commission for his church body, the 2.5 million- member Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and has served as a deacon in his church for 25 years. His hobbies include reading, tennis, swimming, biking, and the fine arts. He has been married to Jenny for 25 years; they have two sons Tim and Paul; and they live in the Washington metropolitan area.