Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Events & Education


2018 SMACNA Annual Convention

October 14-17, 2018 | San Diego, California

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Kate Andersen Brower


Tuesday, October 16
Spouse Breakfast
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Kate Andersen Brower will offer an unprecedented glimpse into the lives of America’s first families and the people behind the scenes who have helped run the White House. Combining incredible first-person anecdotes from hundreds of hours of interviews with residence staffers–most speaking publicly for the first time–coupled with archival research and candid conversations with three former first ladies and the children of four presidents, Brower will tell the spellbinding stories of the service staff at the White House and the famous families they serve.

The author of two New York Times best-selling books that give an inside glimpse of America’s modern first ladies and the private world of the White House, the author will release her third book, First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents and the Pursuit of Power prior to the SMACNA Annual Convention.  It will present an intimate, news-making look at the men who are next in line to the most powerful office in the world—the vice presidents of the modern era—from Richard Nixon to Joe Biden to Mike Pence.