Thomas Phippen on September 5, 2017
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has signed on with Worldwide Speakers Group following his departure from the West Wing, Politico reported Tuesday.
“Audiences around the world will benefit from the same candor, wit and insight that Spicer brought to the White House briefing room,” the speakers clearinghouse, which represents numerous political and business leaders, from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and vice presidential candidate Carly Fiorina to Virgin founder Richard Branson and investor star of “Shark Tank,” Barbara Corcoran.
“We are thrilled to provide Sean for our major trade association, corporate, university and public lecture series customers around the world,” a spokesman for Worldwide Speakers Group told Politico in a statement. “With his well-known candor and extensive experience, Sean is uniquely qualified to help audiences understand how the political environment will impact them now and in the future.”
It’s unclear how much Spicer will be paid for each speech.
Spicer’s first paid speaking gig will be on Sept. 11 at the investment bank Rodman & Renshaw in New York, N.Y., according to people familiar the schedule. Rodman & Renshaw advertise that former Republican presidential primary candidate Jeb Bush will keynote its conference in New York on Sept. 13.
Rodman & Renshaw did not immediately reply to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
Spicer officially departed the White House Aug. 31, after announcing his resignation July 21 during the short tenure of former Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.
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“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve the President and the American people as the White House Press Secretary,” Spicer said in a farewell email Thursday. “I especially want to thank the President and the First Lady for their support during my tenure and for giving me this opportunity. Walking into the White House every day is a privilege that few in our country experience and I am grateful for it.”
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