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Peter Watkins

Media and public relations specialist

Peter Watkins is the president and founder of Watkins Global Strategies, LLC. In 2006, he created his firm applying over a decade of communications experience in government, public affairs, advertising and radio.

Prior to Watkins Global Strategies, Peter Watkins served as a White House Spokesman for President George W. Bush. While in this role, he was quoted in nearly every major US publication, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, as well as television news outlets including CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC and the FOX News Channel.

Previously, Peter Watkins was Deputy Press Secretary to First Lady Laura Bush as a spokesman responsible for planning and executing Mrs. Bush's media events.

His other roles at the White House were in the Advance and Press Offices. While serving as a Press Assistant to the President, he was the liaison between the White House and all visiting foreign media delegations, while also a principal point of contact for the White House press corps.

In his various roles at the White House, Peter Watkins was involved in countless media events, including prime time press conferences, addresses to the nation, international summits, and media events in over 40 countries. His broad experience with the international, national, and local media has given him a unique understanding of the industry at every level.

Peter Watkins is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah, teaching a course in political communication.

After living for a time in Italy and Malta, Peter Watkins is fluent in three languages. Peter Watkins received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of Utah.

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