Mary Kate Cary is a professional speechwriter specializing in political and corporate communications. Located in Washington, D.C., Mrs. Cary writes for a variety of national political and business leaders. Some of her assignments have included State of the Union responses, Republican National Convention addresses, and domestic and international speeches. She is also a contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report, writing a blog and a biweekly column on politics, and is a regular political commentator on National Public Radio.
Mrs. Cary authored over 100 Presidential addresses by former President George Bush, serving as White House speechwriter for President Bush from 1988 to early 1992. She then went on to become spokesman for U.S. Attorney General William Barr, serving in the Office of Policy and Communications at the Justice Department until the end of the Bush Administration. After leaving office, Mrs. Cary became Deputy Director of Communications at the Republican National Committee in 1994.
Mrs. Cary now serves as an Advisory Board member of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University. She has taught speechwriting at Georgetown University and Texas A&M.
Previously, Mary Kate Cary was a founding member and managing editor of the daily political news service The Hotline during the 1988 primaries, before becoming Senior Writer for Communications for the Bush-Quayle national campaign. She served as a staffer on the ABC News program “This Week with David Brinkley,” and as an aide to Congressman Hamilton Fish, Jr. (R-NY).
Mary Kate Cary is immediate past president of the Child Health Center Board at Children’s National Medical Center, and served as a member of the Children’s Hospital Board. She is a member of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation and the executive committee of the Parents Association at National Cathedral School. She is a board member of the Capitol Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Mrs. Cary holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Virginia. She lives with her husband Rob and two daughters in Chevy Chase, Maryland.