September 2019 Luncheon Speaker feat. Peggy Grande Author of "The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons From Ronald Reagan's Final Years"
Ask any Republican who their favorite American president is, and odds are good theanswer will be: “Ronald Reagan.” Inspired by the “Great Communicator,” PeggyGrande majored in Communications at Pepperdine University. Shortly after graduating, she became an intern for former President Reagan, ultimately landing her dream job as his personal assistant. During his first ten years post-presidency, from 1989-1999, Peggy was the liaison between President Reagan and his staff, the public, local dignitaries and world leaders. She also was his post-presidency official photographer, which gave her behind-the-scenes views of his private interactions with everyone from the general public to heads of state.
She was not only his aide; she also became his friend. Peggy has written a book
detailing her life in service to one of our greatest presidents, an uplifting and moving memoir revealing his true decency. She brings Ronald Reagan to life with passages such as, “When I entered his office with a first-time visitor it was wonderful to experience him as if for the first time again and again. I remembered how it felt when he approached me, looked me in the eye, and shook my hand that first day in the lobby. This legend, who had loomed so huge in my imagination, was suddenly before me ... He was even more charming, more handsome, and more gracious than imagined. He was a man who genuinely delighted in meeting new people and had a way of making everyone feel as though they were important to him – because they were.”
As a keynote speaker, Peggy shares principles of leadership and excellence with corporations, nonprofits, C-Suites, political groups, students and executive assistants. She is a certified consultant for the Fascination Assessment, and uses it to help individuals and companies discover and articulate their highest values. She is an opinion writer for FoxNews.com and contributes on-air commentary regularly for Fox News as well. Peggy lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their four children.
The warm glow of Peggy’s memories makes her book a must-read for any fan of Ronald Reagan, and the stories she will share with us make this luncheon a great kick- off to the upcoming election season. Her book will be available for purchase at the luncheon. Please join us to hear the behind-the-scenes descriptions of his interactions with people, his honor and integrity, his unflagging faith in his fellow man, and his undying optimism. Come and be inspired!