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Reince Priebus

President & Chief Strategist
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Chairman of the Board of Advisors
Michael Best Strategies LLC
Washington, D.C.
The Wharf
1000 Maine Avenue SW
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20024


Reince currently serves as the President of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, a nationwide law firm with more than 350 attorneys. Prior to joining Michael Best, Reince was named White House Chief of Staff shortly after the 2016 Presidential campaign.

Prior to managing the White House staff, Reince served as the longest-serving chairman of the Republican National Committee in modern history. He oversaw a dramatic turnaround of the RNC, rescuing its finances, repairing its operations, and rebuilding its ground game while raising over one billion dollars. By welcoming new voters and harnessing the power of new technologies, Reince built the infrastructure needed for landslide GOP victories, and he left the RNC as the winningest chairmen of either political party in American history. He was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in both 2016 and 2017. 

Before serving as RNC Chairman, Reince was one of the most successful chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin creating the framework for one of the most historic election cycles Wisconsin has ever experienced. During his tenure, the state’s Republicans elected Ron Johnson to the U.S. Senate, elected Scott Walker as Governor, gained two additional U.S. House seats, and took back both the State Assembly and State Senate, while also defeating the democratic leaders of both of those chambers.

Reince previously served as a visiting Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School. He is currently an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and he also serves as Chairman of the 2024 Milwaukee Host Committee for the 2024 Republican National Convention. 


Reince received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. He practiced as a corporate litigator at Michael Best’s Milwaukee office for many years before moving to the D.C. area. He was raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin and is a die-hard Packers fan. 

Reince and his wife, Sally, have two children, Jack and Grace.

Honors & Recognitions

  • TIME 100: The Most Influential People, 2016 & 2017

Professional Activities

  • Speaker, Washington Speakers Bureau
  • Former White House Chief of Staff, Trump Administration
  • Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee
  • Board of Directors, The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC)
  • Visiting Fellow, Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School

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