Linda Bartlett Hobgood’s skills of communication have enabled her to enjoy a successful career that has included vast experiences in politics. She is currently an instructor and director of The Speech Center at the University of Richmond in Virginia. She supervises individual and group practice for oral presentations and also teaches classes, including Theory and Pedagogy. She has made many presentations on public speaking and served as a campaign manager, political consultant and speechwriter for several political candidates. Linda was graduated from the University of Virginia in 1975 with a B.A., with distinction, in history. In 1976 she earned an M.A. in speech communication. During the Nixon administration, she was a White House intern and Staff Assistant to the Office of the First Lady.