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Upcoming Keynote Speakers

Summer 2019

Mr. Mark K. Updegrove, President and CEO of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation

Mr. Mark K. Updegrove

President and Chief Executive Officer, Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation

Friday, August 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m.


Mark K. Updegrove is the president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation and serves as Presidential Historian for ABC News. From 2009 to 2017, he was the director of the LBJ Presidential Library where he hosted the Civil Rights Summit in 2014, which included Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter, and oversaw a major renovation of the Library’s core museum exhibits.

Updegrove is the author of four books on the presidency, including The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency. He has written for The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, The Daily Beast, Time, Parade, and National Geographic and appears regularly on CNN and MSNBC. He has conducted exclusive interviews with five United States presidents.

Earlier in his career, Updegrove served as the publisher of Newsweek and president of Time magazine's Canadian edition. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Amy Banner Updegrove.