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ARLINGTON, Va. – Peggy Noonan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Wall Street Journal, will be the keynote speaker at the 2023 NACDS Total Store Expo, to be held August 12-14 in San Diego, CA.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Peggy Noonan to one of NACDS’ signature meetings,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven Anderson. “Peggy Noonan stands as one of the most unique and powerful voices in the national discourse on American politics, history and culture. I look forward to the Sunday Business Program, and to an insightful and probing discussion of domestic and world events.”

Noonan’s weekly political column in The Wall Street Journal, “Declarations,” has run since 2000, and has been described by Forbes magazine as “principled, perceptive, persuasive, and patriotic.” Additionally, her essays have appeared in TIME, Newsweek, The Washington Post and other publications.

Peggy Noonan

Peggy Noonan

In 2017, Noonan was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the 2016 Presidential Election.

Noonan also serves as a television political analyst, and is the bestselling author of nine books on US politics and culture, including the bestsellers What I Saw at the Revolution and When Character Was King. She is one of 10 historians and writers who contributed essays on the American presidency for the book, Character Above All.

In her most recent release, The Time of Our Lives, Noonan chronicles her career in journalism, the Reagan White House and the political arena.

Noonan was a special assistant and speechwriter for president Ronald Reagan. Among her extensive recognitions, the living recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2010 selected Noonan for the Award for Media Excellence. The following year she was chosen as Columnist of the Year by The Week. Noonan has been a fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, and has taught in the history department at Yale University.

Before entering the Reagan White House, Noonan was a producer and writer at CBS News in New York, and an adjunct professor of Journalism at New York University. She attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, New Jersey.

More information about the NACDS Total Store Expo is available here.