Jackie Gingrich Cushman

I specialize in presenting a unique, authentic perspective of major news events and ordinary life happenings to help readers and viewers make sense of them. In doing so, I seek to connect with the hearts and minds of audience members. I have spoken in all kinds of forums to all kinds of audiences, from classrooms of grade school students to auditoriums packed with thousands of professionals – community leaders, educators, entrepreneurs and executives. My goal is to inspire each member of those audiences to live their best life. I speak on a wide range of topics, including the news media, politics, education, business and health.
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Audience Reviews

“I am very happy with our dinner. Everyone was overjoyed with Jackie and her performance! She is just so smart, she “connects” with people quickly, she is personable (by that I mean she is instantly friendly and engaging) – why I liked everything about her. My phone has rung all day with all things positive.”

- Teresa Harris, Secretary, Pope County Republican Women

“Authentic and bold, Jackie did a great job of connecting with our audience, and delivered an inspirational and thought-provoking presentation. Jackie combined her knowledge of history and her expertise with humor and delivered a spot-on keynote.”

- Anna Lee, Convention Director NFRW

“She was personable and very friendly, easily identifying with everyone in the room on subjects like raising kids, laundry, busy schedules, etc. She is also very much her father’s daughter, and presented herself to be a historian who is well read and well traveled. I get the sense that she would be just as comfortable chatting with heads of state as she was with members of our local Rotary club! Jackie Cushman’s visit will be a highlight of my year as Rotary president, and I am looking forward to reading her book over the holidays.”

- Jane Layman, Gilmer County, Georgia Rotary Club President

“Jackie spoke at our National Women’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition “Day on the Hill” luncheon, and she gave and entertaining and inspirational keynote talk. The women at the event uniformly enjoyed Jackie’s insights, and many have subsequently commented how much they have enjoyed her book.”

- Lisa Spies, Executive Director, National Women’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition

“Jackie is an exceptional speaker with heart who did her research and could not have targeted her message better for the women in our audience. Poignant, humorous and real, she added to a spectacular event. One woman of many wrote afterwards, “I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful luncheon yesterday. I really enjoyed my time, as well hearing Jackie speak on how to live a successful life. Those are all things we teach our kids but sometimes don’t remember to do ourselves. It was absolutely inspiring to see so many people (many of whom are my age!) do so many things that have a direct impact on our families, our community, and our future. It was a real wake up call that having a young family doesn’t give you an excuse to sit by and watch.”

– Julie Smith, Founder, National Organization of Conservative Women

“You do a wonderful job communicating with your audience.”

- Congressman John Boozman, Arkansas

“Authentic. That is how I would describe Jackie’s speaking style. She brings her whole self to the podium and engages the audience from start to finish with insight and stories, both professional and personal, that everyone can connect with.”

– Molly Battin, Senior Vice President, Turner Media Group

“When our committee began to advertise that we had secured Jackie Gingrich Cushman as the keynote speaker for our Lincoln Day Dinner in February of 2010, the first reaction most of us heard was “How did you get her?”. To say that we felt fortunate to be able to book her to speak at our little event would be an understatement. And the response to her speech at the event has been 100 percent positive from our guests. She has a down-to-earth quality about her that is refreshing in today’s world. And her ability to articulate the common sense conservatism our country so desperately needs is inspirational! We would highly recommend her to any group who is planning an event such as this.”

- Marlene Elliott, Chairman, Bradley County, Arkansas Republican Committee