Tim Goeglein is Vice President for External Relations for Focus on the Family Action. He served for nearly eight years as a special assistant to President George W. Bush and deputy director of the White House Office of Public Liaison. Goeglein also worked for 10 years in the U.S. Senate with Sen. Dan Coates, R-Indiana, and two years at the Campaign for Working Families with Gary Bauer.
Tim's position in the Bush White House made him the man in the middle in two ways. First, he served as the president's emissary to the political rightthe think tanks, advocacy groups, religious groups, and churches. He sought to explain and build support for the president and his initiatives while at the same time listening to their concerns and bringing those back to the White House for consideration. He was also the man in the middle in that his job required him to understand and have input into policy decisions while not being among the architects of policy. That is, while he participated in the key conversations, he was in a position to observe from a somewhat objective point of view.
Tim was probably the most traveled member of the Bush White House, delivering hundreds of speeches and presentations while attending a myriad of meetings in the United States and abroad. He, his wife, Jenny, and their two boys, live in Alexandria, VA.