On September 15, 2015 FORR hosted its annual Founders’ Dinner, featuring New York Times Best-Selling Author Craig Shirley.
Craig Shirley is the author of two critically praised bestselling books on President Reagan, Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign that Changed America and Reagan’s Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All. His third book, December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World, appeared multiple times on the New York Times bestselling list in December 2011 and January 2012. His Reagan books have been hailed as the definitive works on President Reagan’s campaigns of 1976 and 1980. The London Telegraph called Shirley “the best of the Reagan biographers.” He is currently finishing a definitive book on Reagan’s post-presidency days titled Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan. Future plans include work on three more Reagan books.
Craig has been named the First Reagan Scholar at Eureka College, Ronald Reagan’s alma mater, where he taught a course titled “Reagan 101.” He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Reagan Ranch and the Eureka College Board of Trustees. Craig Shirley is also a member of the Reagan Alumni Association, the Lyn Nofziger Society, Philadelphia Society, the Fusionist Society and a former board member of the American Conservative Union. He was a decorated contract agent for the Central Intelligence Agency.