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Dee Dee Myers
Dee Dee Myers is Senior Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom and Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. She brings more than three decades of experience in strategic communications, public affairs, corporate governance and social responsibility in both the public and private sectors. Myers most recently served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Warner Bros. In this role, she oversaw all of the company's corporate communications strategies and activities on a global basis, including media relations, public positioning, executive communications, corporate responsibility, and philanthropy. Prior to joining Warner Bros., Myers most recently served as Managing Director of the Glover Park Group, where she used her years of experience in politics and media to counsel clients on strategic and crisis communications, reputation management and integrated marketing. Myers served as White House Press Secretary during President Bill Clinton's first term and was the first woman to hold the position. After leaving the White House, she worked as a political analyst, commentator, and writer as well as a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. She is the author of the New York Times best-selling book “Why Women Should Rule the World.” She also co-hosted the CNBC political talk show “Equal Time” and served as a consultant on Warner Bros. Television’s Emmy Award-winning drama series “The West Wing.” Before joining the Clinton presidential campaign in 1991, Myers worked on a number of local, state and national campaigns. She served as press secretary for Dianne Feinstein in her 1990 bid for governor and worked on the presidential campaigns of Governor Michael S. Dukakis and Vice President Walter F. Mondale. She also worked on the staffs of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and California State Senator Art Torres. Myers is a graduate of Santa Clara University in California. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Todd S. Purdum, a staff writer at The Atlantic, and their children.