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Tucker Eskew

Tucker Eskew graduated with a degree in Political Science from the University of the South C'83.

Tucker has served as both high-stakes strategist and high-visibility spokesman during the most intense public debates of the new century. He played leadership roles during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars; in the 2000 campaign and recount; for the Bush-Cheney re-election; and in the McCain-Palin campaign, as counselor to the vice presidential nominee.

Tucker was Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Global Communications in 2002-3, developing strategic communications on American foreign policy. During the war in Afghanistan, Tucker served in London as President Bush's representative to No. 10 Downing Street for communications strategy. In 2001, as Director of the White House Office of Media Affairs he oversaw the Administration's strategy and tactics for "outside-the-Beltway" news organizations.

Previously, Tucker served eight years as Press Secretary and Communications Director to South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell. He began his career in the national headquarters of President Ronald Reagan's 1984 re-election campaign.

He is a founding partner of Vianovo, an international management and communications consulting firm with offices in Texas, Mexico, and Washington, D.C. With senior level experience at the White House and No. 10 Downing Street, Tucker leads the firm's Washington office, overseeing the development and execution of strategic communications programs for corporate and public policy initiatives. Tucker serves on the national board of the Melanoma Research Foundation and the advisory council of the Communication Department of the College of Charleston.

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