Josh Earnest

SVP and Chief Communications Officer

United Airlines

SVP and Chief Communications Officer

In 2018, Josh Earnest began serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for United Airlines. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of Let America Vote, an organization founded by former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander that aims to end voter suppression.

A legendary communications strategist, Josh Earnest was selected by President Obama to assume the most-visible job in American politics as White House press secretary in 2014. He quickly distinguished himself as a tactful and charismatic White House ambassador earning the respect of Washington insiders in both parties for his ability to marshal facts and construct persuasive arguments, even during heated exchanges with the White House press corps. Whether managing a legislative setback, celebrating a diplomatic breakthrough, or reacting to a terror attack, Earnest earned a reputation for uncommon poise under an intense spotlight where there is no margin for error. Voted the “best White House press secretary I’ve worked with” by White House correspondents surveyed by Politico in 2015, Earnest provides his informed take on political issues inside the Beltway and breaking news around the world.

Known for his quick wit and ability to discuss the most complex and consequential issues in the world on a global stage, Earnest is a skilled speaker who infuses topical political insights with eye-opening anecdotes from his time in the West Wing.