Speakers

Tevi D. Troy

Tevi Troy is a best-selling presidential historian and former White House aide. From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Troy was the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service – the second in command and chief operating officer of the largest civilian department in the federal government. Before arriving at HHS, Dr. Troy served at the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President for domestic policy. Dr. Troy was also the White House Jewish Liaison, acting as President Bush’s main adviser on Jewish issues and the administration’s point person with the Jewish Community. 

Dr. Troy is the author of three books, Intellectuals and the American Presidency, Shall We Wake the President? Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office, and the best-seller What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House.  His fourth book, on rivalries in the White House, is coming in June of 2019.  He has also written over 250 published articles, for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Politico, Commentary, JTA, Tablet, The Forward, the Times of Israel, the Jerusalem Post, and other publications.  

Dr. Troy’s many other affiliations include serving as a member of the Board of Fellows of the Jewish Policy Center and a board member of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights.  Dr. Troy has his Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Texas and a B.S. from Cornell University.

Dr. Troy, an observant Jew, lives in Kemp Mill, Maryland with his wife, Kami, and four children. He is originally from Queens, New York.

David Lieberman

David Lieberman, Ph. D., is a noted speaker and award-winning author with a renowned insight into the human condition. His 12 books, which have been translated into 27 languages and include two New York Times bestsellers, have sold millions of copies worldwide. Dr. Lieberman’s works have been featured in hundreds of major publications, and he appears as a frequent guest expert on national media outlets, including multiple appearances on such shows as The Today Show, The View, The O’Reilly Factor, and Fox & Friends. Blending the wisdom of Torah with cutting-edge research, Dr. Lieberman’s writings and lectures captivate both scholar and layman alike, and are enjoyed by people at all levels and from all backgrounds. His newest book, “How Free Will Works” is available at Jewish bookstores everywhere. Visit DrDavidLieberman.com for more info.

Hank Sheinkopf

Hank Sheinkopf is president of Sheinkopf Communications Ltd., a strategic communications firm based in New York, N.Y. He has contributed to more than 700 political campaigns in the United States and around the world. Hank Sheinkopf worked as a meat cutter and a police officer before being introduced to political consulting as a union organizer. He worked on his first political campaign, former Democratic Congressman Herman Badillo’s unsuccessful bid for mayor of New York, in 1969. Over the course of his career, Sheinkopf has contributed to more than 700 political campaigns across the United States and around the world.

Sheinkopf’s political clients have included former Democratic President Bill Clinton, former Independent Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg and former President of the Dominican Republic Leonel Fernandez. His corporate and nonprofit clients have included Van Wagner Communications, Teamsters Local 237, Verizon, Elections Systems and Software, Sovereign Bank, Home Depot, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the New York Restaurant Association. Sheinkopf is a political contributor to Newsmax and a former contributor to CNN. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal among other local and national publications. Sheinkopf has also worked as an instructor and lecturer at NYU, Harvard University, Fordham University and Brooklyn College. Sheinkopf is a graduate of the City University of New York. He received his ordination as a rabbi from Rabbi Yitzchak Yehuda Yaroslavsky of Nachlat Har Chabad in 2011. In 2013, ​Campaigns & Elections magazine named Sheinkopf to the Influencers 500—a list of key Democratic and Republican political influencers in each state—for his work in Democratic New York politics.

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