Co-sponsored by WSHU, the event will take place Wednesday, January 24, at 6 p.m. in SHU’s Martire Center Atrium. The public is invited and signed copies of Hager’s book, Sisters First, co-written with her twin sister, Barbara Pierce Bush, will be available for sale.
The Distinguished Leaders Series features leaders from a variety of sectors who have made significant business and public service contributions. It is presented and hosted by SHU Trustee Katie Burke, who serves as senior strategist and global chief of staff at Edelman.
Hager is a New York Times best-selling author, an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine and a correspondent for NBC News. She previously worked as a teacher’s aide at the Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. Her first book about this experience, titled Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, was published in 2007. A second book, Read All About It!, was written in conjunction with her mother First Lady Laura Bush and encourages children to read.
Hager is on the board of the Greenwich International Film festival. She is married to Henry Chase Hager, and the couple has two daughters.