Eric Schnure, Adjunct Faculty
Eric Schnure, MA/MSc, is a former White House speechwriter. For more than 20 years, he has counseled leading executives and organizations, helping make their messages more memorable, their words more effective and their delivery more powerful. Prior to opening his own firm in the fall of 2013, Schnure served as Director of Executive Communications at GE where he helped develop and execute strategies that helped build, enhance and protect the global industrial conglomerate’s reputation and brand. Before joining GE, Eric was a principal at the Dewey Square Group where he assisted some of the nation’s biggest organizations meet their communications challenges. Eric Schnure began his communications career in the White House in 1993 as a speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore.
Schnure is known in Washington for incorporating humor into speeches, and in 2004 he co-founded the Humor Cabinet, a communications consulting firm. He has written countless one-liners and roasts for celebrities and politicians at the highest levels, prompting Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill, to describe Eric as one of Washington’s “go-to guys” for political humor. Additionally, Eric Schnure served as an Adjunct Professor at American University and has guest-lectured on speechwriting for many schools, including Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. He also regularly conducts workshops on speechwriting, public speaking and storytelling for organizations around the world.
Eric Schnure holds a master’s degree in International History from the London School of Economics, and he is a graduate of Hobart College. He lives in Chevy Chase, MD with his wife and their two sons. He teaches Speechwriting.