Former speechwriter to President Clinton
Vinca LaFleur has over fifteen years as a professional speechwriter, including three years in the White House, and she has over the years worked as an assistant to a number of prominent persons.
The Financial Times entitled its commentary on the president’s speeches "Ciceronian Clinton"; the Times of London called his Belfast Mackie plant address "one of the finest" of his presidency; and The Guardian advised the British prime minister to "hire that man’s speechwriter."
Working at the White House combined two of Vinca’s passions: writing and international relations. During her three years as a foreign policy speechwriter and special assistant for national security affairs, she accompanied President Clinton to Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Previously, she wrote speeches for Secretary of State Warren Christopher, and before that served as a human rights analyst for the U.S. Helsinki Commission.
Since leaving the White House, Vinca has written and edited speeches, articles, books, and reports for top corporate executives, current and former senior government officials, royalty, and prominent public figures in fields from entertainment to philanthropy. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she also has published under her own name on issues from poverty to communications, and served as a visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Vinca is also an experienced writing and speechwriting trainer, and has conducted workshops for business, government, and university audiences in the United States, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Jordan, and at the European Commission in Brussels.
A summa cum laude graduate of Yale University, Vinca LaFleur holds a Masters in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.