Keynote Speaker

Chris Cillizza - Renowned Political Analyst and Writer for the Washington PostLanhee J. Chen
David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution

We are pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Lanhee Chen, Ph.D, who has been described by Politico as the "GOP's most courted ideas adviser." Dr. Chen is a veteran of several high-profile political campaigns and, currently serves as a Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and as a CNN commentator. He was a senior adviser on policy to Marco Rubio's presidential campaign and was the policy director for the Romney-Ryan 2012 presidential campaign. In that role, he served as Governor Mitt Romney’s chief policy adviser, a senior strategist on the campaign, and the person responsible for developing the campaign’s domestic and foreign policy. Dr. Chen, who has called for the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is also counsel in the Health Care group at Arent Fox.

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