Cody Keenan

Former Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama

Cody Keenan has written with President Barack Obama for more than a decade, rising from a campaign intern in Chicago to director of speechwriting at the White House. Through times of challenge and change, Cody has helped Obama craft remarks on every topic for every audience: from tiny backyards in Iowa to the biggest stadiums in the country; from a sermon in Selma to his farewell address. Today, Cody remains Obama’s collaborator and teaches at Northwestern University.