Dealmakers Keynote

The 2020 Dealmakers Keynote featured iconic political strategist Karl Rove. Rove drew from his more than four decades of experience in the political arena to share insights into the November election and what it means for the energy industry.

2020 Speakers

Karl Rove

Karl Rove

"Energy Issues & Policy: What the Upcoming Election Means for the Energy Industry"

Karl Rove, an iconic political strategist and one of the most sought-after political pundits of our time, is best known for his provocative and robust knowledge of the major political issues of the day.

Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. At the White House he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process.

Rove has been described by respected author and columnist Michael Barone in U.S. News & World Report as “…unique…no Presidential appointee has ever had such a strong influence on politics and policy, and none is likely to do so again anytime soon.” Washington Post columnist David Broder has called Rove a master political strategist whose “game has always been long term…and he plays it with an intensity and attention to detail that few can match.” Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard, has called him “the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation… He knows history, understands the moods of the public, and is a visionary on matters of public policy.”

Mr. Rove writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, appears frequently on the Fox News Channel, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Courage and Consequence.  His latest book is The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1886 Still Matters.  

A Colorado native, he attended the University of Utah, the University of Maryland-College Park, George Mason University, and the University of Texas at Austin.

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Jacki Deason

Jacki Deason

Moderator

Jacki Deason is host of The Jacki Daily Show and a Senior Fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, the nation’s largest state-based policy shop. Prior to her current work, she has served as a litigator, as Counsel to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution (of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee), and as an executive in a policy-directed nonprofit. 

Jacki’s show and podcast can be heard each week on Glenn Beck’s Blaze Media. The Jacki Daily Show is also the dial-in Texas and podcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on iHeartRadio, iTunes, Google Play and SoundCloud. You can follow her on social media through The Jacki Daily Show Facebook page, or via Twitter @JackiDailyShow.

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