Reggie Love is best known as President Barack Obama’s “Body Man,” or special assistant—a role he recently left to in order to pursue an MBA at Wharton Business School. During the past four and a half years, Love traveled nearly a million miles with Obama, spending more time with him than almost anyone else on the planet. He also filed his share of 18 hour work days. Love gave the President “a shot of youthful cool,” writes The New York Times, which describes him as “personal aide, shadow, caretaker, basketball buddy and roving diplomat.”
Possessed of classic Southern charm, Reggie Love began working for then-Senator Obama in 2007, starting in the mailroom. When Obama won the 2008 election, he chose Love as his personal aide, responsible for assisting with the coordination and completion of the President’s daily schedule as well as coordinating with other offices to set up long and medium range planning. Love graduated from Duke University in 2004, majoring in political science and public policy, with a minor in history; he also captained the basketball team and started for the football team. After short stints in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, he moved to Washington, D.C. in 2006.
Drawing from his coveted experience as President Obama’s personal aide, Reggie Love shares timeless—yet timely—lessons on crisis management, collaboration and leadership in the 21st Century. Humble, serious, and self-deprecating, he encourage audiences to realize their potential and become more politically active.
Reggie currently resides in Washington D.C.