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Spellings, Margaret

Margaret Spellings is the president of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. Previously Spellings was president and CEO of Margaret Spellings and Co., a Washington, D.C. consulting firm. She also served as a senior advisor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Spellings served in a variety of positions in the Bush Administration. She served as U.S. Secretary of Education from 2005 to 2009. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, she led the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act. As White House Domestic Policy Advisor, from 2001 to 2005, she managed the development of the President’s domestic policy agenda. Prior to her service in the White House, Spellings was senior advisor to then-Governor George W. Bush of Texas, led governmental and external relations for the Texas Association of School Boards, and has served in key positions at Austin Community College and with the Texas Legislature. She graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in political science.