Mary Kate Cary served as a White House speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to early 1992, authoring more than 100 of his Presidential addresses. She also has ghostwritten several books related to President Bush’s life and career and served as Senior Writer for Communications for the 1988 Bush-Quayle presidential campaign.
Today, Mary Kate is asked to write speeches, presentations and reports for a variety of national political, corporate and nonprofit leaders. Her assignments have included State of the Union responses, Republican National Convention addresses, and TED talks.
Following her tenure at the White House, Mrs. Cary served as Spokesman and Deputy Director of Policy and Communications for U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Director of Communications at the Republican National Committee under Chairman Haley Barbour. She has been a member of the Judson Welliver Society, which is comprised of former White House speechwriters from both parties. She is also a member of the Jeane Kirkpatrick Society, a group of female writers and columnists in Washington, D.C.
“Whenever I had a high-stakes speech to deliver, my first call was always to Mary Kate Cary. Mary Kate is smart, gets the issues quickly, is a great writer and a pleasure to work with. She learns your voice and makes you sound better. I cannot recommend her more highly.”
— Katharine Weymouth, former publisher, The Washington Post and former CEO, Washington Post Media