Lawrence Ari Fleischer (born October 13, 1960) is an American media consultant and political aide who served as the twenty-first White House Press Secretary, for President George W. Bush, from January 2001 to July 2003. Today he works as a media consultant for the NFL, College Football Playoff, and other various sports organizations and players through his company, Ari Fleischer Communications. He was also an international media consultant to former Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper. He helped Mark McGwire in his media strategy for his admission of steroid usage.
Fleischer also served as a consultant for the Washington Redskins when they dealt with campaigns that urged the team to change the franchise’s name.
He is also a regular Fox News contributor, and was also briefly hired by Tiger Woods to help him with a strategy to make his entrance back on the PGA Tour, but was not retained after news stories surfaced promoting his representation of Woods. He was hired by the Green Bay Packers as a consultant in August 2008.