Photo Credits: Lea Berman by Moshe Zusman, Jeremy Bernard by Claire Brueckner

An Evening With Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard

Jan 24, 2018

Wednesday, Jan. 24
6 p.m.
LBJ Auditorium

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Friends members are invited to join us for an evening with former White House Social Secretaries Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard as they discuss their joint book, Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life (to be released on Jan. 9, 2018). The conversation will be moderated by Ambassador Capricia Marshall, the former Chief of Protocol of the United States under President Barack Obama (2009-2013) and previously the White House Social Secretary for President Bill Clinton (1997-2001).

About the book
Former White House social secretaries Lea Berman, who worked for George and Laura Bush, and Jeremy Bernard, who worked for Michelle and Barack Obama, have written an entertaining and uniquely practical guide to personal and professional success. Their daily experiences at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue taught them valuable lessons about how to work productively with people from different walks of life and points of view.

Treating People Well

For lovers of White House history, this is a treasure of never-before-published anecdotes from the authors and their fellow former social secretaries as they describe pearl-clutching moments with presidents and first ladies dating back to the Johnson administration.

About the Authors
Lea Berman served as White House Social Secretary from 2004–2007, was Chief of Staff to Second Lady Lynne Cheney from 2002–2003 and, previously, Social Secretary to the Vice President. She is the creator of the blog America’s Table and lives in Washington, DC.

Jeremy Bernard served as White House Social Secretary and Special Assistant to the President from 2011–2015. Previously, he was Senior Advisor to the United States Ambassador in France. Prior to that, he was the White House Liaison to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Jeremy is the Founder and President of JMB Global, LTD, a strategic consulting company, and lives in Los Angeles. 

Book Signing and Reception
Prior to the event, The Store at LBJ will host Berman and Bernard for a book signing of Treating People Well. Book sales and signing will be held in the upper auditorium lobby from 5-5:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit the LBJ Presidential Library.

Following the program, Friends are invited to a reception in the Great Hall.

How to Attend
Friends members at the Individual and above level may make reservations. Seating is limited, and reservations are required and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Friends members may bring a guest for a fee of $20 per person. Please account for your guest when you RSVP. You may email your RSVP to [email protected].

Location and Parking
The LBJ Auditorium is located on the lower level of the LBJ complex at 2313 Red River St. Access to the auditorium will be through the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Free parking will be available in the library visitor lot (#38), and lots #37 and #39 after 5 p.m. Overflow parking will be in Manor Garage on a self-pay, space-available basis.

The Evening With speaker series is generously sponsored by the Moody Foundation and St. David’s HealthCare.

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Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
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Membership Manager

LBJ Presidential Library
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