Episode 1: Anita McBride
Anita McBride served under Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, as well as First Lady Laura Bush. McBride shares her very personal experience with Volta Insider of being at the White House on 9/11 as special assistant for White House Management, and her quick thinking solution to find a safe workspace for almost 75 staffers evacuated from the White House compound.
McBride is currently the Executive-in-Residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, DC. She directs programming and national conferences on the legacies of America’s first ladies and their historical influence on politics, policy and global diplomacy.