From 2009 through early 2013, Jon Favreau served as the Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama, a role he also played for the President during the 2008 presidential campaign. Favreau began writing with President Obama in 2005, when he started his first term as a U.S. Senator, and has had a hand in crafting nearly every major speech that the President delivered over the last 8 years.
Featured in TIME magazine as one of the “ 100 Most Influential People in the World ” and in GQ's “ 50 Most Powerful People in D.C.”, Favreau is also a columnist for The Daily Beast and a public speaker with the Washington Speakers Bureau. He taught a weekly seminar as a Spring 2013 visiting fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.
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