John H. Sununu, Chase Untermeyer and Mary Kate Cary — all of whom held key White House positions during the administration of Former President George H.W. Bush — will get together Monday (April 11) at Texas A&M University to share highlights of their experiences while documenting the 41st President and their subsequent related endeavors.
The 6 p.m. program at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center is sponsored by the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation and Wells Fargo.
All three of the speakers have produced works about their experiences with President Bush. Sununu and Untermeyer have written books on President Bush and Cary served as the executive producer of “41ON41,” a documentary film about the former President.
Sununu, a former governor of New Hampshire and currently president of JHS Associates, Ltd., has had extensive careers in both the private and public sectors and can often be seen on television as a guest commentator. He served as chief of staff to the President in 1989 and served in the White House until 1992. After his departure from public service, Sununu co-hosted CNN’s nightly “Crossfire” program (1992-1998) a news/public affairs discussion program, winning a Cable Ace Award in 1994. More of Sununu’s bio is available here.
Untermeyer has been an international business consultant since returning in 2007 from Qatar, where he served three years as United States ambassador on appointment of President George W. Bush. Untermeyer has held both elected and appointed office at all four levels of government – local, state, national, and international – over a 40-year period, with work in journalism, academia, and business as well. During the Vietnam War he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy aboard a destroyer in the Western Pacific and as aide to the commander of U.S. naval forces in the Philippines. More about him is available here.
Cary’s “41ON41” documentary film about former President Bush debuted on CNN domestically in June 2014 and was a featured film at the 2014 Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville, Va. It is available on iTunes and Amazon, and will be available on Netflix in the summer of 2016. Cary served as a speechwriter for President Bush from 1989 to early 1992, authoring over 100 presidential addresses. She has ghostwritten several books, two of them about the former president. A bio of Cary is available here.
For more information about the event, call the Bush Foundation at (979) 862-2251.
Media contact: Anna Beda, Director, Events & Communications at (979) 862-2251 or Anna.Beda@Bush41.org