Alumni Advisory Board

Mary Kate Cary

Mary Kate Cary served as a White House speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to early 1992, authoring over 100 Presidential addresses by him. She has ghostwritten several books, two of them about the former President. Since 2004, Ms. Cary has been an Advisory Board member of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University.

Ms. Cary is executive producer of “41ON41,” a documentary film about former President Bush, the 41st president of the United States. In it, 41 extraordinary people tell their best stories about his leadership, good humor, bipartisanship and integrity. The film debuted on CNN domestically in June 2014, and won a 2015 Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media for Outstanding Directing in a Documentary. “41ON41” was a featured film at the 2014 Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia and has been screened at high schools and colleges across the nation. It is available on digital platforms such iTunes, Amazon Plus, Hulu and Sony Xbox as well as from the website www.41ON41.com.

In addition to making “41ON41,” Ms. Cary is currently a columnist for US News & World Report, and she has appeared often on National Public Radio, cable news and broadcast networks. She has served as a former spokesman for the U.S. Attorney General, former deputy director of communications at the Republican National Committee, former staffer at ABC News, and a former aide on Capitol Hill. She continues to write speeches for a variety of national political and corporate leaders.

Mrs. Cary holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Virginia, and is a trustee of the College Foundation and co-chair of the Department of Politics Alumni Advisory Board. She lives with her husband Rob and two daughters in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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Haley Anderson

Haley Anderson '09 is a clinical speech-language pathologist, working with adults following brain injury in the acute rehabilitation setting. Prior to returning to school at Boston University for her MS-SLP, Haley worked in the legal field, with experience in government and nonprofit workplaces, and in the fundraising field, at Harvard College. Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, Haley lives in the DC area with her husband, who is also a UVA Politics alumnus. Areas of interest in politics include issues of social justice and policy implementation, particularly in the complicated field of healthcare. Community involvement through mentorship and networking is a passion.

Board Members

Margaret Brennan '02
CBS News Foreign Affairs Correspondent
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Jennifer Clarke '03
Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
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Cameron Kilberg '02
Attorney and Government Affairs Consultant
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Gabriel Noronha '15, Staff Assistant, United States Senate
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David Mrazik '01
Managing Partner at Hamburger Law Firm & Managing Director at MarketCounsel
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Peter Page '88
Founder and President, SageWater, Inc.
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Barbara Perry Ph.D. '86
White Burkett Miller Professor of Ethics and Institutions
Director, Presidential Studies Co-Chair, Presidential Oral History Program, Miller Center at the University of Virginia
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Marshall Twinam '86
Founder, Marshall, Jackson & Partners
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Sheryl Wilbon '88
Attorney
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Haley Anderson