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Alberto Gonzales

Former U.S. Attorney General www.greatertalent.com/AlbertoGonzales

Gonzales became the first Hispanic to lead the nation’s largest law enforcement office when he was appointed the 80th Attorney General of the U.S. As George Bush’s former White House Counsel, he played a vital role in the administration’s war on terror.

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Alberto Gonzales

Former U.S. Attorney General www.greatertalent.com/AlbertoGonzales

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Gonzales became the first Hispanic to lead the nation’s largest law enforcement office when he was appointed the 80th Attorney General of the U.S. As George Bush’s former White House Counsel, he played a vital role in the administration’s war on terror.

Gonzales became the first Hispanic to lead the nation’s largest law enforcement office when he was appointed the 80th Attorney General of the U.S. As George Bush’s former White House Counsel, he played a vital role in the administration’s war on terror.

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2014 EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER BROCHURE Gonzales became the first Hispanic to lead the nation’s

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Alberto Gonzales

Former U.S. Attorney General www.greatertalent.com/AlbertoGonzales

Gonzales became the first Hispanic to lead the nation’s largest law enforcement office when he was appointed the 80th Attorney General of the U.S. As George Bush’s former White House Counsel, he played a vital role in the administration’s war on terror.


Thomas Donilon

Former National Security Advisor www.greatertalent.com/ThomasDonilon

Thomas Donilon served as National Security Advisor to President Obama until June of 2013. He oversaw the National Security Council staff, chaired the Cabinet level National Security Principals Committee, provided the President’s daily national security briefing, and was responsible for the coordination and integration of the Administration’s foreign policy, intelligence, and military efforts. He’s worked closely with and advised three U.S. Presidents since his first position at the White House in 1977. At the podium, he breaks down the issues that are impacting the U.S., locally and globally. “Nearly every day for the past four years I have started each morning with Tom leading the presidential daily briefing ...As National Security Advisor his portfolio is literally the entire world.” — President Barack Obama

Peggy Noonan

Columnist & Best-Selling Author www.greatertalent.com/PeggyNoonan

Peggy Noonan is a widely admired columnist for The Wall Street Journal and the best selling author of eight books on American politics, history, and culture. The National Journal dubbed Noonan’s political column indispensable for understanding the presidential year, and Forbes Magazine called her column “principled, perceptive, persuasive, and patriotic.” Noonan’s essays have appeared in TIME, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and other publications, and she provides frequent political commentary on television. “Your insight into the need for the Republican Party to embrace a more realistic assessment of our demographic diversity, as well as your views regarding the political acuity of the Obama campaign were, as always, thought provoking and spot on.” —Bank of America


Michael Lewis

Journalist & Best-Selling Author of Flash Boys, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and The Big Short www.greatertalent.com/MichaelLewis

A shrewd observer of politics, finance, and the American scene, Michael Lewis combines keen insight with his signature wit, making him one of today’s leading social commentators. Lewis has published more than a dozen books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street, and both The Blind Side and Moneyball have been adapted into Oscar nominated films. Lewis masterfully transforms complex issues into accessible scenarios through clever and amusing observations and continues to call it as he sees it when recounting Wall Street’s excesses. Lewis’ program takes a fresh, hard look at the everchanging value systems that drive our economic markets, political landscapes, and cultural norms, and how organizations can adapt their thought strategies to facilitate growth among all three. “Michael Lewis was great; the audience really enjoyed his talk. He was engaging, captivating and a great story teller.” —Mesirow Financial Advanced Strategies


Billy Beane

Oakland A’s General Manager & Subject of Moneyball www.greatertalent.com/BillyBeane

Billy Beane is considered one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives in the game today. He shattered antiquated MLB beliefs that big payrolls equated more wins by implementing an unorthodox strategic methodology that led one of the worst teams in the American League, with one of the lowest payrolls, to six AL West Division titles. Best-selling author Michael Lewis chronicled the team’s journey in his bestselling book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, now a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt. At the podium, Beane conveys his innovative, winning style of management and leadership, and strikes parallels between baseball and business that inspires audiences across all industries. “Billy delivered a terrific presentation. His delivery and the analytics-focused message appealed to our client audience regardless of their level of baseball ‘fan-dom’”. —ForeSee

P.J. O’Rourke

Best-Selling Author & Leading Political Satirist www.greatertalent.com/PJORourke

At the podium, political satirist P.J. O’Rourke covers current events, combining the skill and discipline of an investigative reporter with a comedian’s sense of the absurd. Known as a hard-bitten, cigar-smoking conservative, he, in fact, bashes all political persuasions. Whether dealing with the inner workings of Washington bureaucracy or the shifting political and economic sands of the new world disorder, O’Rourke proves himself to be a savvy guide to national and global affairs. “P.J. was the most down to earth, friendly, funny speaker we’ve had in years. Our members very much enjoyed his presentation, but maybe enjoyed his willingness to socialize with our crowd even more… as friendly and sociable as could be.” —Forging Industry Association


Marcus Luttrell

Decorated Navy SEAL & Best-Selling Author of Lone Survivor www.greatertalent.com/MarcusLuttrell

Marcus Luttrell’s 2007 #1 New York Times best-selling book, Lone Survivor, tells the harrowing story of four Navy SEALs who journeyed into the mountainous border of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Operation Redwing. At the podium, he weaves a rich account of courage, sacrifice, honor, patriotism, community, and destiny that audiences find both wrenching and life-affirming. His incredible story was turned into a major blockbuster starring Mark Wahlberg in January 2014. “The standing ovations you received, both as you took the stage and after your remarks, were a testament to how deeply moved our audience was by your sacrifices and your service. The ratings of your talk were by far the most positive of any of our speakers.” —The Newport Group


Mo Rocca

CBS News Correspondent & Television Personality www.greatertalent.com/MoRocca

Humorist, journalist, and actor Mo Rocca is best known for his off-beat news reports and satirical commentary. Currently a Correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning News, he’s also a panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! and the host/creator of the Cooking Channel’s My Grandmother’s Ravioli. Rocca spent four seasons as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and four seasons as a correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. “Mo charmed the audience with his humor and wonderful personality. Students came three hours early to make sure they had seats and stayed two hours late just to get autographs. It was truly remarkable and I could not have had such a successful kickoff to the new academic year without your help!.” —University of Connecticut

Tom Wolfe

Legendary Author & Social Chronicler www.greatertalent.com/TomWolfe

For over three decades, Tom Wolfe has chronicled and forecast American culture with a wit and insight that eludes most futurists. His runaway best-seller, The Bonfire of the Vanities, stands as a brilliant evocation of both the peculiar class structure and politics of New York City and the economic excesses of the 1980s. As Newsweek states, “no writer, reporter or novelist, is getting our world on paper better than Tom Wolfe.” “You challenged us to think about our society and the issues before us in ways that we rarely have experienced before. Your eloquence and unique perspectives brought the session to a powerful close, and helped to establish a context for each of us to think ‘beyond the envelope’. —The American Red Cross


Raymond Kelly

Former Police Commissioner, NYPD www.greatertalent.com/RaymondKelly

With 50 years in public service, and the last 12 as Police Commissioner of the City of New York, Raymond W. Kelly is one of the most highly esteemed leaders in law enforcement today. Kelly was appointed Police Commissioner in January 2002 by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, making Kelly the longest serving Police Commissioner in the city’s history, as well as the first to hold the post for a second, separate tenure. He also served as Police Commissioner under Mayor David N. Dinkins from 1992-1994. Commissioner Kelly created the first counterterrorism bureau of any municipal police department in the country. He also established a new global intelligence program and stationed New York City detectives in eleven foreign cities. Drawing from his 50 year career in public service, Kelly speaks about the skills, tactics, and technologies needed to lead today’s workforce toward organization-wide goals. “The Former New York City Police Commissioner offered insight from a long, highly visible career.” —Sarasota News Leader

Lesley Stahl

Legendary Broadcast Journalist and 60 Minutes Correspondent www.greatertalent.com/LesleyStahl

As an iconic journalist, Lesley Stahl discusses her professional and personal life as one of the first female television reporters in a male dominated industry. With humorous and poignant anecdotes, Stahl relives her two decades of covering the White House during the Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush presidencies, and then viewing government as an “outsider” as co-editor of 60 Minutes. She offers compelling insights into how news is gathered and the major news stories she covered. “Your speech was very positively received! Everyone enjoyed your humor, candor, and wide breath of knowledge on the many subjects you covered. Our membership numbers this year are at a ten year high and we feel that much of this is due to the popularity of your appearance.” —Omaha Town Hall


Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

Grammy Award-winning Singer and Producer, Iconic Musician www.greatertalent.com/kennybabyfaceedmonds

A ten-time Grammy winner with 11 solo albums of his own, Edmonds has impeccably crafted explorations of love, romance, and relationships and has made an indelible imprint on the evolution of contemporary pop music throughout the world: more than 125 Top-10 R&B and Pop hits, 42 #1 R&B hits, and 51 Top-10 Pop hits (including 16 #1’s), which have produced single and album sales in excess of 500 million units worldwide. In a storytelling program that brings together hit music with behind the scenes anecdotes, Babyface takes audiences through his journey as one of R&B & Pop music’s most influential hit-makers. While playing interludes on guitar and piano on stage, he shares the stories behind his biggest Grammy-winning songs and chart-topping collaborations— bringing the songs and stories to life like never before. Edmonds engages and entertains audiences with a rare look into his career as a musician, producer, and philanthropist who has helped to shape popular music for the last 30 years.

Nicholas Sparks

Bestselling Author of Safe Haven and The Notebook www.greatertalent.com/NicholasSparks

With almost 80 million copies of his books in print, literary sensation Nicholas Sparks is the author of 17 New York Times #1 best-selling books and is a cultural phenomenon in his own right. At the podium, Sparks takes audiences deeper into the sleepy towns and poignant relationships that ignite the pages of his romantic page turners. Drawing large and appreciative crowds of fans, Sparks in person displays the traits that make his books so beloved: great storytelling, a unique voice, and a charm that connects through the power of words. His relatable talks weave his own personal story of hard work, rejection, anxiety, and triumphs. “Nicholas blew everyone away!! It was a flawless event and he is an amazing man. Our organization is indeed fortunate to have had him as its speaker today.” —New Friends New Lives


Steve Kroft

Emmy Winning Journalist and 60 Minutes Correspondent www.greatertalent.com/SteveKroft

Few journalists have achieved the impact and recognition that Steve Kroft’s work has generated for 23 seasons on 60 Minutes, the most watched news program on television. Steve Kroft gives audiences a “no-holds-barred” exploration of his experiences around the globe and shares the insight he’s gained while meeting some of the world’s most influential people. From surviving a plane crash to covering wars in five continents, Kroft’s experience as a reporter leaves a thoughtprovoking and profound impact. He also offers an inside look at how news is reported, and the affects it has on today’s society. “Steve was a hit! He was charming, gracious an had rich and interesting experiences to share. We got a lot of positive feedback.” —Omaha Town Hall

Ron Paul

Former Congressman & Advocate for Liberty www.greatertalent.com/RonPaul

Former Congressman Ron Paul of Texas enjoys a national reputation as the premier advocate for liberty in politics today. Dr. Paul is the leading spokesman for limited constitutional government, low taxes, and free markets. He never voted for legislation unless the proposed measure was expressly authorized by the Constitution. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the “one exception to the Gang of 535” on Capitol Hill. “This was far and away the most successful event Contact Committee has had in recent memory. W&L’s studentrun newspaper commented that ‘campus was abuzz with anticipation’ prior to your arrival and that your speech ‘energized traditions of honor’ entrenched in campus life.” —Washington and Lee University


POLITICS & WORLD AFFAIRS Alberto Gonzales

Former U.S. Attorney General www.greatertalent.com/AlbertoGonzales

Gonzales became the first Hispanic to lead the nation’s largest law enforcement office when he was appointed the 80th Attorney General of the U.S. As George Bush’s former White House Counsel, he played a vital role in the administration’s war on terror.

Alec Ross

Former Senior Advisor for Innovation to Hillary Clinton www.greatertalent.com/AlecRoss

Ross pulls from his firsthand experience implementing strategies at the State Department to provides an expert’s point of view on topics ranging from social media to the President’s innovation policy to cyber security.

David Stockman

Economic Policy Maker, Politician & Financier www.greatertalent.com/DavidStockman

Stockman is the ultimate Washington insider turned iconoclast. At the podium, the former Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan has a reputation for zesty financial straight talk.

General Wesley Clark

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander www.greatertalent.com/WesleyClark

Intimately aware of the political strategy and psychology that dictates corporate bottom lines, Clark applies his experience and skills in strategic leadership, high technology, training, and organizational development to the challenges facing the corporate world.

Governor George Pataki

Former Governor of the State of New York www.greatertalent.com/GeorgePataki

Since relinquishing America’s longest-running governorship, Pataki is known as one of the nation’s most prominent authorities on public policy concerning energy and environmental issues. Pataki’s twelve years in office were marked by political vision and leadership that inspired significant change.


Harold Ford Jr.

Former U.S. Representative & NBC News Analyst www.greatertalent.com/HaroldFord

Ford, who served Tennessee in the US Congress for 10 years, was described by President Bill Clinton as “the walking, living embodiment of where America ought to go in the 21st century.” He is now a news analyst for NBC and MSNBC and a Professor of Public Policy at NYU.

Joseph Wilson

Former Senior United States Diplomat www.greatertalent.com/JosephWilson

Wilson’s historic career in international relations spans more than three decades, with service under five U.S. presidents — Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr., and Clinton. Widely recognized for his diplomatic leadership, Wilson was hailed “a true American hero” by President George H.W. Bush for his efforts to free more than 100 American hostages in Iraq.

Judge Andrew Napolitano FOX News Senior Judicial Analyst www.greatertalent.com/JudgeNapolitano

Judge Napolitano is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the State of New Jersey. Famous for his candid remarks, signature wit, and personal anecdotes, Judge Napolitano is the American media’s most outspoken analyst of the legal system.

Louis Freeh

Former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation www.greatertalent.com/LouisFreeh

Heralded for transforming the FBI into a global-security institution, Freeh was dubbed “the singularly best-suited person in America to run the FBI” by Rudolph Giuliani and “a law enforcement legend” by President Clinton. On stage, Freeh recounts his experiences with high-profile criminal cases to deliver fascinating stories from the depths of Washington and beyond.

Margaret Hoover

CNN Political Contributor and Author www.greatertalent.com/MargaretHoover

A descendant of former U.S. President Herbert Hoover, Margaret Hoover is well acquainted with American politics. She is a veteran of the Bush Administration, has served on multiple political campaigns, and has contributed to CNN and Fox as a Political Contributor. She uses her expertise to speak to a new generation of Americans in support of moderate Republicanism.


POLITICS & WORLD AFFAIRS Mayor Adrian Fenty

Former Mayor of Washington, D.C. www.greatertalent.com/AdrianFenty

As one of the youngest mayors of a major U.S. city, Fenty captured the nation’s attention for his leadership in urban education reform when he brought D.C.’s public school system (one of the nation’s worst districts) under his administration’s control. A dynamic and captivating speaker, he is also passionate about the economy, urban infrastructure and political reform.

Meghan McCain

Political Columnist, Author & Award-Winning Blogger www.greatertalent.com/MeghanMcCain

McCain’s unparalleled exposure to politics gave her the opportunity to hear voters debate complex issues first-hand on the campaign trail. As a result, her unique perspective and bold approach has launched a movement to redefine Republican stereotypes and values.

Michael Waldman

Former White House Chief Speechwriter www.greatertalent.com/MichaelWaldman

Regarded as one of the country’s leading experts on how presidents use the bully pulpit, Waldman served as Director of Speechwriting under the Clinton Administration. Drawing from his close experience with the White House, Waldman speaks to audiences about how to communicate with confidence during times of crisis.

Richard Gephardt

Former Majority Leader of the House of Representatives www.greatertalent.com/RichardGephardt

Gephardt, one of the nation’s most respected politicians, is an expert on economic issues, foreign affairs, and an eloquent voice for fairness, justice, and opportunity for every American. John McCain has said known for his character, “Dick Gephardt’s words you can take to the bank.”

Roger Cressey

NBC Counter-Terrorism Analyst & Fmr. Presidential Advisor www.greatertalent.com/RogerCressey

Currently in a risk and crisis management firm specializing in cyber security, Cressey held senior cyber security and counter-terrorism positions in the Clinton and Bush Administrations.


Spencer Abraham

Former U.S. Secretary of Energy & Former U.S. Senator www.greatertalent.com/SpencerAbraham

America’s 10th and longest serving Secretary of Energy, former U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham distinguished himself by revitalizing and refocusing the Department of Energy on the new homeland security challenges our country faced after 9/11.

Valerie Plame & Joseph Wilson Outed CIA Agent & Former Diplomat

www.greatertalent.com/ValeriePlameandJosephWilson After Ambassador Wilson infamously challenged the Bush administration, his wife’s status as a CIA agent was revealed by government officials. Plame’s best-seller about the events was made into a hit movie starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts.

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Former Congressman & Advocate for Liberty, Ron Paul speaks to a packed crowd in Michigan.


ARTS, CULTURE, & ENTERTAINMENT Alan Zweibel

Renowned Writer for SNL & Curb Your Enthusiasm www.greatertalent.com/AlanZweibel

An original Saturday Night Live writer, who the New York Times says has “earned a place in the pantheon of American pop culture,” Zweibel has won multiple Emmy, Writers Guild of America, and TV Critics awards for his work in television.

Anthony Rapp

Star of Rent & Author of Without You www.greatertalent.com/AnthonyRapp

Rapp is best known for originating the role of “Mark Cohen” in the Tony Award-winning Rent, a play that thrust LGBT, HIV/AIDS and poverty issues into the national spotlight. At the podium, he takes audiences through his career, the loss of friend and Rent playwright Jonathan Larson, and his mother’s cancer battle.

Anthony E. Zuiker

Creator/EP of the CSI Franchise & Tech Visionary www.greatertalent.com/AnthonyZuiker

Zuiker is one of the most creative and multifaceted individuals in Hollywood today. With boundless enthusiasm, he inspires the creative side of any corporate team to increase productivity, visualize new strategies, and identify creative solutions.

Bob Balaban

Acclaimed Actor, Writer, Director & Producer www.greatertalent.com/BobBalaban

Balaban’s diverse career reflects the many facets of the entertainment industry. At the podium, he discusses how to find creativity in business and life, and shares charming stories of growing up in the business.

Brett Ratner

Renowned Director, Producer & Entrepreneur www.greatertalent.com/BrettRatner

Ratner is one of the top 25 highest grossing film directors in history with more than $1 billion in career box office sales, including the wildly popular Rush Hour series and X-Men: The Last Stand. He shares his archetypal story at the podium.


Giancarlo Esposito

Award Winning Actor and Director www.greatertalent.com/GiancarloEsposito

Giancarlo Esposito is a celebrated television, film, and stage actor whose acting career spans over several decades and whose film credits include over 60 films. Known for his roles in such ground-breaking films as Do the Right Thing, Ali, and The Usual Suspects, Esposito was honored with a Star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.

Julian Fellowes

Creator, Downton Abbey & Academy-Winning Writer www.greatertalent.com/JulianFellowes

Creator, writer, and executive producer of Downton Abbey, Fellowes gives an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the show. From his relationship with the owners of Highclere Estate—the fictional Downton Abbey’s stand-in— to his inspiration for the setting and characters, it’s a fascinating look into the beloved show.

Lee Hirsch

Award-Winning Director of Bully www.greatertalent.com/LeeHirsch

Hirsch, a former victim of bullying himself, spent a year following five students and families, dissecting how bullying is handled in schools. The result is the beautifully cinematic and deeply felt documentary, Bully, which the Huffington Post called “the most important film of the year.”

Leon Fleisher

Legendary Pianist

www.greatertalent.com/LeonFleisher

In this one of a kind program, Fleisher’s son Julian joins him on stage for a spirited discussion. The Behind the Music style presentation treats audiences to moving stories from the colorful life of an incredible musician interspersed with short, live performances from a living legend.4

Mark Burnett

Legendary Reality TV Producer, Survivor & The Apprentice www.greatertalent.com/MarkBurnett

Burnett’s history of producing Emmy-nominated adventure television led CBS chief Les Moonves to dub him “the most important producer in television.” His entrepreneurial spirit has helped pioneer the success of the unscripted reality series and bring it to mainstream audiences.


ARTS, CULTURE, & ENTERTAINMENT Max Brooks

Problem-Solving Leader, Zombie Expert, Author www.greatertalent.com/MaxBrooks

Brooks’ runaway best-seller, World War Z, tells the story of the world’s desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts from characters around the world. The film version, starring Brad Pitt, hit theaters in Summer 2013.

Michael Uslan

Originator & Executive Producer of the Batman Movies www.greatertalent.com/MichaelUslan

Uslan’s impressive story follows his work as Executive Producer on every Batman film from Tim Burton’s 1989 re-envisioning to 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises. Uslan has created one of the most successful pop culture franchises of all time.

Mike Henry

Writer, Producer of Family Guy www.greatertalent.com/AlbertoGonzales

After several years of doing stand-up, Mike Henry met Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, in 1995 and went on to write 6 seasons for the hit show; he continues to voice many of the characters he’s created. Henry takes audiences behind the scenes of Family Guy with never-before-seen clips and talks about his personal road to success by “cutting his own path.”

Neal Baer

EP of CBS’ Under the Dome & Medical Expert www.greatertalent.com/NealBaer

Baer is probably most well-known as the Executive Producer behind a stream of television hits including ER, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and, most recently, Under the Dome. However, his most crowning achievement is his commitment to creating social change.

Peter Sagal

Host of NPR’s Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me! www.greatertalent.com/PeterSagal

Sagal takes audiences behind the scenes of Wait Wait to explore the show’s beginnings and some of its more memorable moments. Along the way, he provides insightful, colorful commentary on current events.


Sissy Spacek

Academy Award-Winning Actress & Author www.greatertalent.com/SissySpacek

Spacek has been one of the industry’s most respected actresses for more than four decades. Her many honors include an Academy Award, five additional Oscar nominations, three Golden Globe Awards, and numerous critics’ awards.

Steven Levitan

Creator, Writer, & Director of Modern Family www.greatertalent.com/StevenLevitan

With credits that include over a dozen of America’s most popular TV comedies—including the Emmy Award winning hit series Modern Family— Steven Levitan is one of television’s most acclaimed writers, producers, and directors. Levitan has won seven Emmy’s for his work as creator, writer, producer, and director of Modern Family.

Susie Essman

Stand-Up Comedian, Actress, Writer and Producer www.greatertalent.com/SusieEssman

A wife, mother, and 24 year veteran of the world of stand-up comedy, Essman’s stories connect with audiences in ways they never thought possible. She recounts her hilarious experiences behind-the-scenes of HBO’s Emmy-wnning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm, as she also speaks of her lessons learned as a working mother and celebrity.


BUSINESS, ECONOMY, & MANAGEMENT Ali Velshi

Host of Al Jazeera America’s First Business Show www.greatertalent.com/AliVelshi

No single money journalist is able to replicate Velshi’s global footprint, access to global financial leaders, or his drive to provide his audience with tangible and practical tools to ensure their long-term financial security and career longevity.

Ben & Jerry

Founders, Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. www.greatertalent.com/BenandJerry

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are the men behind one of the least conventional success stories in American business. Founders of Ben & Jerry’s Inc., they built a store-front venture into a $300 million empire by harnessing the power of social responsibility and creative management.

Brad Katsuyama

Investors Exchange CEO, Subject of Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys www.greatertalent.com/BradKatsuyama

Referred to as the most powerful person on the market floor by Michael Lewis, Katsuyama is the subject of Lewis’s latest best-seller, Flash Boys. The story reveals how computerized high-frequency trading has allowed certain Wall Street players to work the stock market, and chronicles how Katsuyama has worked to restore trust the market with the creation of IEX.

Daryl Morey

Houston Rockets’ GM & Managing Director of Basketball Ops www.greatertalent.com/DarylMorey

Morey, an expert in the field of analytics, spearheaded the integration of statistical analytics into the NBA. He is the founder and co-chair of the annual MIT Sloan Sports Conference, which is the largest annual sports conference hosted by a business school.

Eric Kuhn

World’s Foremost Social Media Innovator www.greatertalent.com/EricKuhn

A leader and an innovator, Kuhn has brought some of the country’s lmost prestigious organizations into the new media age. Drawing from his experience at CNN brokering high-profile partnerships with digital companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, Kuhn shares fresh ideas that inspire listeners to re-think the way they understand and utilize innovation and technology.


Jonathan Tisch

Chairman & CEO of Loews Hotels www.greatertalent.com/JonathanTisch

As one of the most accomplished chief executives in the tourism industry, Tisch is an expert on achieving success in challenging business environments. The lessons he presents at the podium are essential for any organization.

Lawrence McDonald

Financial and Economic Expert & Best-Selling Author www.greatertalent.com/LawrenceMcDonald

At the podium, McDonald brings listeners behind-the-scenes of Lehman Brother’s collapse and its effect on the global economy. As one of the greatest risk managers, bond traders, and business experts in the world today, he describes the complexities of the collapse while lending unmatched insight into the future of the global economy.

Liz Lange

Founder of Liz Lange Maternity www.greatertalent.com/LizLange

As a fashion and retail pioneer, Lange did not let her diagnosis of Cervical Cancer keep her from revolutionizing maternity style along with society’s perception of pregnant women. At the podium, she tells the tale of her battle to help women cope with the struggle of balancing work, family and children while undergoing cancer treatment and surgery.

Lord John Browne

Former CEO Of BP & Acclaimed Author www.greatertalent.com/LordJohnBrowne

Browne shares rare and valuable perspectives as the former CEO of one of the most influential companies in history. His story encompasses the insights gained as he transformed a national company, challenged a global industry, and prompted political and business leaders to change the way they think about business.

Meredith Whitney

Most Influential Financial Analyst in America www.greatertalent.com/MeredithWhitney

Hailed as “The Oracle of Wall Street” by Bloomberg, Wall Street’s star analyst, Meredith Whitney, has been ahead of the curve during America’s largest credit crisis since the Great Depression. Offering profound economic insights, Whitney demystifies our financial system for audiences and explains how we can recover from our current economic issues.


BUSINESS, ECONOMY, & MANAGEMENT Michael Woodford

Former President & CEO of the Olympus Corporation www.greatertalent.com/MichaelWoodford

When Woodford, a 30 year veteran and new President and CEO of Olympus, discovered a massive corporate scandal he immediately blew the whistle and was fired. At the podium, he pulls audiences right into his story, the plot of which feels like a suspense thriller.

Mike Forde

Leading Talent Management & High Performance Expert www.greatertalent.com/MikeForde

Forde is one of the UK’s leading sports executives, having worked in the English Premier League for the past 15 years. He’s recognized for driving innovation and cutting edge methods across elite sports and top-level business around the world.

Mitch Joel

Marketing Authority, Media Hacker & Business Innovator www.greatertalent.com/MitchJoel

Joel has been called a marketing and communications visionary, interactive expert, and community leader. He is a blogger, podcaster, and passionate entrepreneur who connects with people worldwide, sharing his insights on how marketing and technology have radically transformed the path to business success.

Ntiedo Etuk

Founder/CEO - DimensionU www.greatertalent.com/NtiedoEtuk

Etuk modernized the learning process by creating DimensionU. His company has reinvented the way students absorb information and has motivated them to achieve educational goals. At the podium, Etuk shares his hopes for the future of education while urging listeners to follow their own dreams.

Omar Wasow

Founder of Social Networking Site, BlackPlanet.com www.greatertalent.com/OmarWasow

Wasow’s work as the Executive Director of BlackPlanet.com and the Internet Analyst for NBC has earned him a reputation as a leading commentator on the challenges and opportunities of new media and the new economy.


Paul DePodesta

NY Mets VP of Player Development & Subject of Moneyball www.greatertalent.com/PaulDePodesta

DePodesta has made a career of evaluating, measuring, and assigning value to talent. At the Oakland A’s, he and Billy Beane revolutionized the way baseball teams are built, as chronicled in Moneyball.

Ronan Ryan

Chief Strategy Officer at IEX, Subject of Flash Boys www.greatertalent.com/RonanRyan

Network and Infrastructure expert Ronan Ryan has a gift for drilling down complex and specialized technological concepts to deliver audiences a key takeaway: how technology is helping, hurting, and radically changing your organization and industry.

Seth Godin

World’s Foremost Marketing Provocateur www.greatertalent.com/SethGodin

Named one of the top 21 speakers for the 21st century by Successful Meetings Magazine, Godin draws on his best-selling books and years of experience as a marketing pioneer to bring audiences of all kinds to their feet.

Sir Howard Stringer

Former Chairman of the Board, Sony Corporation www.greatertalent.com/SirHowardStringer

A rare and exceptional presence at the podium, Stringer addresses the challenges facing business in the digital age, from the evolving landscape of the global marketplace to managed competition and corporate reengineering.

The Method Founders, Eric Ryan & Adam Lowry Co-Founders of Method Products, Inc. www.greatertalent.com/EricAdamRyanLowry

Lowry and Ryan deliver a tribute to entrepreneurship while explaining their radical business philosophy: one where culture comes before process.. Audiences connect to their passion, that has come to define their company, as the two illustrate how their thoughts compliment and contrast each other’s to deliver their unique brand.


BUSINESS, ECONOMY, & MANAGEMENT Tina Brown

Founder & CEO of Tina Brown Live Media www.greatertalent.com/TinaBrown

As the Founder of Newsweek & The Daily Beast, Brown is one of the highest-profile, most talked-about editors in the world. From the everchanging sphere of digital news media, to the ever-changing role of women in business, politics, and culture, Brown delivers an entertainingly seasoned point of view to the most pertinent issues in today’s news and beyond.

William K. Reilly

World Wildlife Fund Chairman Emeritus www.greatertalent.com/WilliamReilly

Reilly was appointed by President Obama to co-chair a commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He also served as the president of the World Wildlife Fund from 1985-1989. He leads a critical discussion of how environmental issues impact business.


DIVERSITY Carson Kressley

Renowned Stylist & Television Star www.greatertalent.com/CarsonKressley

Kressley, an Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author, and fashion designer, burst on the scene as one of the stars of the hit Emmy award winning series Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, where his sharp wit and undeniable sense of style resonated with audiences internationally.

Chaz Bono

LGBTQ Rights Advocate & Author www.greatertalent.com/ChazBono

Bono, the only child of famed entertainers Sonny and Cher, is candid about the struggle to match his gender identity with his physical body and his transformation from female to male. As he told Oprah Winfrey, “as early as I had memory and consciousness, I was a boy.”

Danny Glover

Acclaimed Actor & Leading Social Activist www.greatertalent.com/DannyGlover

Actor and producer Glover is also known for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts, advocating for economic justice and access to health care and education programs in the U.S. and Africa.

Esera Tuaolo

NFL Veteran & LGBT Role Model www.greatertalent.com/EseraTuaolo

As a well-known player in the NFL for 10 straight seasons, Tuaolo felt forced to hide his sexuality because of the league’s masculine culture. However, after retiring, Tuaolo became only one of three former NFL players to ever come “out” in a public announcement on HBO Real Sports. At the podium, he passionately advocates for tolerance and being true to oneself.

Nell Irvin Painter

Award Winning Scholar & Writer www.greatertalent.com/NellIrvinPainter

Painter, the author of seven books and countless articles relating to the history of the South, is one of America’s pre-eminent historians. At the podium, she brings this fascinating history to life.


BEST-SELLING AUTHORS Barbara Ehrenreich

Political Activist & Author, Nickel and Dimed www.greatertalent.com/BarbaraEhrenreich

Ehrenreich is the New York Times best-selling author of 21 books, including her latest release, Living with a Wild God. At the podium, she reflects on her journey as a writer and activist, taking audiences inside her Nickel and Dimed experience and sharing anecdotes and lessons learned from each of her powerful books.

Bruce Feiler

Bestselling Author & Journalist www.greatertalent.com/BruceFeiler

A family columnist at The New York Times, Feiler is the author of five consecutive bestsellers. In his latest book, The Secrets of Happy Families, he shares cutting-edge ideas he tested with his own wife and kids, providing a host of techniques to make families and businesses closer, stronger, and happier.

Bryan Burrough

Best-Selling Author & Correspondent for Vanity Fair www.greatertalent.com/BryanBurrough

Bryan Burrough is the author of five books, including the No. 1 New York Times Best-Seller Barbarians at the Gate and the best-selling Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave, which was made into a major motion picture in 2009 starring Johnny Depp. He is also a three-time winner of the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism.

Candace Bushnell

Best-Selling Author of Sex and the City/The Carrie Diaries www.greatertalent.com/CandaceBushnell

From Sex and the City to her six wildly successive novels, Bushnell has revealed a gift for tapping into the zeitgeist of any New York minute. With each book, she deepens her range, but with a light touch that makes her complex literary accomplishments look easy.

Dan Senor

Best-Selling Author of Start-Up Nation www.greatertalent.com/DanSenor

Senor, a writer and political advisor, is an expert on the ever-changing geo political situation. He is uniquely positioned to speak to America’s strategy and role in the world and how the international community will react.


David Grossman

Internationally Acclaimed Best-Selling Author www.greatertalent.com/DavidGrossman

Gonzales became the first Hispanic to lead the nation’s largest law enforcement office when he was appointed the 80th Attorney General of the U.S. As George Bush’s former White House Counsel, he played a vital role in the administration’s war on terror.

David Menasche

Award-Winning Teacher, Author of The Priority LIst www.greatertalent.com/DavidMenasche

David Menasche lived for his work as a teacher. When a six-year battle with brain cancer left him unable to reach his students, Menasche was devastated but undaunted. He set out on a cross-country trek to reconnect with his former students and see the impact he had on their lives. His aweinspiring journey is chronicled in his best-selling memoir, The Priority List.

Dr. Eben Alexander

Neurosurgeon Who Journeyed to the Afterlife www.greatertalent.com/EbenAlexander

When Dr. Alexander fell into coma due to rare meningitis, he was not expected to recover. Miraculously, he awoke with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm—a journey he shares in his best seller Proof of Heaven.

Emily Giffin

Best-Selling Author of Something Borrowed www.greatertalent.com/EmilyGiffin

Dubbed a “modern-day Jane Austen,” Giffin has touched the hearts of millions of readers. Her six novels have been translated into 29 languages, and the film version of her runaway best-seller Something Borrowed premiered in 2011.

Homer Hickam

Master Storyteller & Best-Selling Author of October Sky www.greatertalent.com/HomerHickam

Hickam is a legendary story-teller in the tradition of the people of the Appalachian Mountains where he was raised. He tells gentle, humorous stories of the people of Coalwood and his days as the original Rocket Boy leaves audiences certain they can overcome any obstacle.


BEST-SELLING AUTHORS Jennifer Weiner

Best-Selling Author of In Her Shoes & Then Came You www.greatertalent.com/JenniferWeiner

A world-renowned author, Weiner brings the same sharp and entertaining tone that fills her novels to the lecture podium, discussing her books, personal experiences and women’s search for a sense of self.

Joshua Foer

Science Journalist & Author, Moonwalking with Einstein www.greatertalent.com/JoshuaFoer

Named “One of Ten People Who Could Change the World,’ Foer has a penchant for investigating the world’s oddities. His unlikely journey from chronically forgetful science journalist to U.S. Memory Champion explores the vast, hidden impact of memory on every aspect of our lives.

Mindy Weisel

Internationally Recognized Artist & Author www.greatertalent.com/MindyWeisel

Weisel’s upbringing as the only daughter of Auschwitz survivors formed her impetus to find hope and light in the face of darkness. Speaking from the heart, she poignantly inspires audiences to contemplate their own feelings and history. Whether Weisel is speaking about the Holocaust, painting, health, or life itself, it is always with the belief that life is worth fighting for.

Po Bronson

Best-Selling Author & Social Commentator www.greatertalent.com/PoBronson

Best-selling author Bronson has made a career of exploring the lives of real people. His insightful exploration of themes and issues that transcend children’s and adults’ lives make us rethink how we became who we are.

Robert Edsel

Author and Founder of the Monuments Men Foundation www.greatertalent.com/RobertEdsel

Edsel’s best-selling books tell the story of the unsung heroes who saved the world’s greatest art during WWII. His widely acclaimed NYT best-seller, The Monuments Men, was adapted for film in 2014, directed by and starring George Clooney.


Saul Singer

Best-Selling Author of Start Up Nation www.greatertalent.com/SaulSinger

Singer, an accomplished journalist, shares with audiences a fascinating look into the entrepreneurship-driven Israeli economy. Providing crucial insights for any company looking to thrive, he delivers a truly informative, decisive program that no CEO or company will want to miss.

Sir Harold Evans

Legendary Publisher & Best-Selling Author www.greatertalent.com/HaroldEvans

Hailed as one of the most influential figures of modern journalism, editor and best-selling author Sir Harold Evans is a renowned historian of America. Currently, he serves as Reuters editor-at-large.

Valerie Plame

“Outed” CIA Operations Officer, Best-Selling Author www.greatertalent.com/ValeriePlameWilson

As a covert CIA Operations Officer, Valerie Plame worked to protect America’s national security and prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Without warning, in 2003 she found herself at the heart of a political firestorm when senior White House and State Department officials revealed her secret status to several national journalists.

Warren St. John

Best-Selling Author & New York Times Feature Writer www.greatertalent.com/WarrenStJohn

St. John has written for the New Yorker, Slate, Wired and the New York Observer, in addition to his work in The New York Times. At the podium, he shares stories of the Fugees (short for refugees) soccer team.

Wendy Mogel

Psychologist, Parenting Expert & Best-Selling Author www.greatertalent.com/WendyMogel

Dr. Wendy Mogel is an internationally acclaimed psychologist, author, and public speaker. At the podium, her disarming candor and signature use of cutting-edge psychological research guides parents through the rough waters of child-rearing. She draws on insights from her 35 year career in clinical psychology and her own eye-opening conversations with students.


JOURNALISM & CURRENT EVENTS Bob Simon

60 Minutes Contributor & Veteran Foreign Correspondent www.greatertalent.com/BobSimon

Bob Simon is the most honored journalist in international reporting. Contributing regularly to 60 Minutes for over 16 years, and reporting for CBS News since 1967, his remarkable career has taken him all over the world.

Byron Pitts

ABC News Chief National Correspondent & Author www.greatertalent.com/ByronPitts

Pitts’ many achievements are all the more extraordinary when he tells of the obstacles he overcame. Illiterate until age 12 and struggling with a persistent stutter, he now holds multiple Emmy awards and is known for his thought-provoking coverage and exceptional storytelling.

Campbell Brown

Award-Winning Journalist

www.greatertalent.com/CampbellBrown

Brown, a veteran broadcaster, is one of the most respected faces in American news. At the podium, she shares her heart-warming and often hilarious story of finding love in Iraq, converting to Judaism and her attempts to raise children in a traditional Jewish family while trying to “have it all” professionally.

Carl Bernstein

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist & Political Analyst www.greatertalent.com/CarlBernstein

Few journalists have had the impact on their era and their craft as Bernstein. With hard-eyed analysis and wit, he addresses the increasing dysfunction of America’s governmental institutions and its devolving political-media culture.

Dan Harris

Award-winning ABC News Anchor & NYT Best-Selling Author www.greatertalent.com/DanHarris

As Co-anchor of two of the most popular and widely acclaimed news programs in history (Nightline and Good Morning America), and author of the New York Times best-seller 10% Happier, Harris enlightens audiences with practical tips, cutting-edge studies, and real-life anecdotes of the best ways to balance one’s career ambitions and personal happiness.


Elizabeth Vargas

Award-Winning ABC News Anchor www.greatertalent.com/ElizabethVargas

As an award-winning anchor and correspondent, Vargas has traveled the world covering breaking news stories, reporting in-depth investigations and conducting news-maker interviews. Vargas was credited by The New York Times for reinvigorating the news magazine format with her “intellectually brave” reporting.

Frank Partnoy

Financial Expert & Author www.greatertalent.com/FrankPartnoy

One of the world’s leading experts on the complexities of modern finance and financial market regulation, Partnoy has been a consultant to many major corporations, banks, and hedge funds. A highly acclaimed author, Partnoy has published numerous books and has also written many opinion pieces for The New York Times and the Financial Times.

Jeffrey Toobin

CNN Senior Analyst & Best-Selling Author www.greatertalent.com/JeffreyToobin

A high-profile senior analyst for CNN and staff writer for The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin is one of the country’s most esteemed experts on politics, media, and the law. With unparalleled journalistic skill, Toobin has provided analysis on some of the most provocative and important events of our time.

Joe Nocera

World’s Foremost Business Authority www.greatertalent.com/JoeNocera

A world-renowned business columnist, Nocera has spent the last 30 years simplifying the most complicated business issues for the everyday reader. He explicates for audiences the complexities of modern business, breaking down some of the most critical issues.

John Avlon

Editor in Chief of The Daily Beast, Author & Political Analyst www.greatertalent.com/JohnAvlon

John Avlon is Editor in Chief of The Daily Beast, senior columnist for Newsweek, as well as a CNN contributor. At the podium, he discusses America’s broken political system and shares tangible ideas for constructive change.


JOURNALISM & CURRENT EVENTS Jonathan Alter

Award-Winning Columnist, Television Analyst & Author www.greatertalent.com/JonathanAlter

Alter is a lead columnist for Bloomberg View, and former senior editor at Newsweek, where he wrote more than 50 cover stories. He offers a unique behind-the-scenes take on life inside the Obama White House, analyzing where the President has succeeded and failed.

Jose Antonio Vargas

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist & Undocumented Immigrant www.greatertalent.com/JoseAntonioVargas

After discovering his green card was fake at age 16, Vargas hid his true identity to avoid deportation and to pursue his American dream—a career in journalism. Eighteen years after arriving in America, he was done running and exposed his story in the New York Times Magazine.

Kati Marton

Journalist & Acclaimed Humanitarian www.greatertalent.com/KatiMarton

Marton has combined a career as a reporter and writer with human rights advocacy. At the podium, Marton brings over 30 years of journalistic experience for a unique discussion on the state of global politics and human rights.

Lara Logan

60 Minutes Correspondent & CBS News Correspondent www.greatertalent.com/LaraLogan

Logan offers a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at foreign affairs in the media. Speaking candidly, she shares her experiences reporting from the front lines. With compelling insight, refreshing honesty, and deep conviction in the institution of journalism, Logan imparts audiences with a message of truth, courage, and integrity.

Mary Alice Williams

Broadcaster, Women’s Health Educator & Tech Pioneer www.greatertalent.com/MaryAliceWilliams

As a veteran broadcaster an Emmy-winning news correspondent, Williams is one of the highest ranking female executives in American television. She is recognized for her investigative work on topics such as foreign policy, ethics, technology, and health, making her a highly respected voice for public information.


Michael Moore

Academy Award Winning Documentarian & Best-Selling Author www.greatertalent.com/MichaelMoore

Moore is the director of the ground-breaking and thought-provoking films Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine, and Fahrenheit 9/11. His many accolades include an Academy Award for Bowling for Columbine & an Emmy Award for TV Nation.

Pete Hamill

Widely Acclaimed Journalist & Best-Selling Author www.greatertalent.com/PeteHamill

Hamill is a novelist, essayist, and journalist whose career has endured for more than 40 years. As a journalist, he has covered wars in Vietnam, Nicaragua, Lebanon and Northern Ireland, and has lived for extended periods around the world.

Richard Clarke

Cyber Security Expert & Former Counterterrorism Czar www.greatertalent.com/RichardClarke

Clarke literally wrote the book on cyber security and counter-terrorism back when both were still nascent fields. His books now serve as definitive strategic guides for over 20 nations. As a senior White House advisor, he has served three presidents. Today, Richard Clarke is a leading consultant to industry and government leaders on cyber security risks and best practices.

Ronan Farrow

Global Youth Issues Activist www.greatertalent.com/RonanFarrow

Farrow is one of the world’s foremost experts on youth uprisings, having served as the United States’ first envoy on youth issues, led the Obama administration’s response to the Arab Spring revolutions, and founded the State Department’s Office of Global Youth Issues.

Rory Kennedy

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker www.greatertalent.com/RoryKennedy

An Emmy award-winner, Kennedy has produced, directed, and/or written over 30 celebrated films confronting some of our most pressing social concerns, including poverty, political corruption, addiction, and human rights.


JOURNALISM & CURRENT EVENTS Rula Jebreal

MSNBC Contributor & Human Rights Advocate www.greatertalent.com/RulaJebreal

Broadcast journalist Rula Jebreal is a lifelong advocate for women’s rights and civil liberties in the Middle East. Having lived and worked in various “hot zones” (Israel, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon), Jebreal adds a unique perspective to the dialogue surrounding the Middle East, supporting education as the key to conflict resolution.

Scott Simon

Journalist & Host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday www.greatertalent.com/ScottSimon

From NYC’s Ground Zero to the back streets of Sarajevo, Simon brings a welltraveled perspective to his role as Host of Weekend Edition. He has reported from all seven continents and has won every major award in broadcasting, including the Peabody and the Emmy. In a humorous, sophisticated and often moving talk, he gives audiences a rare look at his storied career.

Sebastian Junger

Award-Winning Journalist & Best-Selling Author www.greatertalent.com/SebastianJunger

Reporting around the world, Junger witnessed the heroic, disturbing and lifeaffirming events that comprise the conflicted nature of war. At the podium, he explores the emotional experience of combat and the impact war has on everyday lives. He helps business leaders and organizations understand and apply lessons from the battlefield to improve team dynamics in any setting.

Susie Gharib

Anchor, PBS Nightly Business Report www.greatertalent.com/SusieGharib

One of the nation’s leading business journalists, Gharib is known for her insightful interviews with corporate power brokers like Microsoft’s Bill Gates, and her exclusive interview with sitting U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Gharib covers a range of topics, from Wall Street to behindthe-scenes storytelling of her interactions with the world’s business royalty.

Vikram Gandhi

Correspondent for HBO’S VICE, Director of KUMARÉ www.greatertalent.com/VikramGandhi

As an Award-winning director and video journalist, Vikram has covered terrorism, natural disasters, and social unrest throughout Asia and the Pacific. In 2010, Vikram combined his passion for mythology and film to create Kumaré, a documentary about the time Vikram impersonated a fake guru and built a devoted following. The film won the SXSW Audience Award.


HEALTHCARE & WELLNESS Apolo Ohno

8x Olympic Medalist & Most Decorated U.S. Winter Olympian www.greatertalent.com/ApoloOhno

A short track skating legend, Ohno became the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. At the podium, Ohno shares the inspiring story behind his hard-won success.

Dolvett Quince

Fitness Guru & Celebrity Trainer from The Biggest Loser www.greatertalent.com/DolvettQuince

Quince’s powerful story began in the foster care system and led him to become one of America’s most beloved fitness experts. He can be seen on The Biggest Loser, where he led his team and contestant to the win in his first two seasons.

Eve Torres

WWE Champion & Spokeswoman for Women Empowered www.greatertalent.com/EveTorres

Working her way from backstage interviewer to competitor, Torres became the first ever Diva Search winner to win a WWE championship title. Her eye opening insight on self-defense leaves audiences feeling a sense of empowering awareness.

Giuliana and Bill Rancic

Advocates for Breast Cancer Awareness & Early Detection www.greatertalent.com/GiulianaBillRancic

One of America’s best-loved couples, Giuliana and Bill give audiences an enlightening and entertaining look at how to be successful in today’s fastpaced society. They also provide an insiders perspective on the latest news from Hollywood to Wall Street.

Kris Carr

Author, Filmmaker & Founder of KrisCarr.com www.greatertalent.com/KrisCarr

Carr is a best-selling author, filmmaker and health advocate, whose adventure of living and thriving with stage-four cancer is chronicled in the uplifting documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer. At the podium she takes audiences on her inspirational journey.


MOTIVATION & INSPIRATION Collins Tuohy

Inspirational Subject of The Blind Side www.greatertalent.com/CollinsTuohy

Collins Tuohy shares a famously close bond with her adopted brother Michael Oher. As chronicled in The Blind Side, it began when she first met Michael in the hallways of Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, Tennessee. As Collins grew close to Michael she helped him adjust to both Briarcrest and his new life with the Tuohy family.

Dewey Bozella

Arthur Ashe Courage Award Winner & Boxer www.greatertalent.com/DeweyBozella

After spending 26 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Bozella has devoted his life to helping others. He launched the Dewey Bozella Foundation, where at-risk kids receive invaluable lessons that serve them inside and outside the boxing ring. On stage, Bozella discusses his tragic story of injustice and the perseverance and faith that led to his long overdue exoneration.

Henry Winkler

Actor, Author, Director & Producer www.greatertalent.com/HenryWinkler

Winkler’s portrayal of “The Fonz” for 10 seasons on Happy Days (1974-84) made him one of the most recognized actors in the world. He has gone on to appear in countless TV shows and movies, as well as publish numerous books. Audiences will be heartened by his story.

Ken Mattingly

Apollo 13 Astronaut & Aerospace Industry Executive www.greatertalent.com/KenMattingly

Portrayed by Gary Sinise in the hit film Apollo 13, Mattingly was the Command Module Pilot pulled from the flight last minute for medical reasons, only to spearhead the ground crew’s efforts to save his friends and fellow astronauts after the mission went horribly wrong.

Leigh Anne Tuohy

Inspiring subject of The Blind Side www.greatertalent.com/LeighAnneTuohy

Dubbed a “warrior princess” by author Michael Lewis in his best-selling book The Blind Side, Leigh Anne is the inspirational matriarch of the Tuohy family. Leigh Anne inspires audiences to recognize the full potential of individuals in their community—and to find value in those who society has deemed valueless.


Luma Mufleh

Inspirational Coach & Founder of The Fugees Family www.greatertalent.com/LumaMufleh

Mufleh is the inspirational coach of a soccer team called the Fugees (short for refugees), whose players come from 28 war-torn countries. Her latest endeavor is building the Fugees Academy, the very first school for refugee boys and girls in the U.S.

Marlee Matlin

Academy Award Winning Actress & Activist www.greatertalent.com/MarleeMatlin

Along with an incredibly successful Hollywood career, Marlee Matlin has dedicated herself to raising awareness for many humanitarian causes, including diversity and LGBT rights. As one of the most dynamic and diverse keynote speakers in the world, she delivers impassioned presentations that inspire audiences to live a life without judgment.

Mia Farrow

Acclaimed Actress & Humanitarian www.greatertalent.com/MiaFarrow

The mother of 14 children, Farrow has devoted her life to humanitarian efforts and the care of a remarkable family. She has been an advocate for children’s rights, raising funds and awareness for children in conflict affected regions. She addresses her life’s work in an unforgettable program.

Michael Oher

Baltimore Ravens Star & Subject of The Blind Side

www.greatertalent.com/MichaelOher

Michael Oher’s inspirational journey from the streets of Memphis to the NFL was chronicled in the best-selling book and blockbuster movie,The Blind Side. At the podium, he inspires audiences to see their greatest challenges as opportunities.

Petra Nemcova

International Supermodel & Tsunami Survivor www.greatertalent.com/PetraNemcova

Sports Illustrated cover-girl Petra Nemcova was faced with incredible tragedy after enduring the tragic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that claimed the life of her fiance. She has since rebounded to establish the Happy Hearts Fund, a non-profit dedicated to rebuilding children’s lives after natural disasters. Nemcova shares a passionate story of the importance of living in the moment.


MOTIVATION & INSPIRATION Sean Tuohy

Inspirational Subject of The Blind Side www.greatertalent.com/SeanTuohy

“Sean was an American success story: he had come from nothing and made himself rich,” wrote Michael Lewis in The Blind Side, a best-selling book. Sean is one of the most sought after motivational speakers and has given lectures to a broad spectrum of audiences from religious groups to some of the country’s largest corporations.

Steph Hammerman

First Female CrossFit Coach with Cerebral Palsy www.greatertalent.com/StephanieHammerman

Steph Hammerman lives by the motto “Failure is not an option.” Born three months premature, Steph developed Cerebral Palsy shortly after birth; it was believed that she would never walk, speak, read, or write. However, despite the everyday challenges she faces living with CP, Steph Hammerman has gone on to defy the odds.

Sue Mitchell

Educator & Learning Specialist Depicted in The Blind Side www.greatertalent.com/SueMitchell

Portrayed by Kathy Bates as “Miss Sue” in the best-selling book turned Oscar nominated movie The Blind Side, Mitchell tutored Michael Oher from a .6 GPA to a 2.05 in high school, and finally to a 3.75 Dean’s List student in college. At the podium, she details the heart-warming story and shares her lessons from The Blind Side.

Susannah Cahalan

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Brain on Fire www.greatertalent.com/SusannahCahalan

Susannah Cahalan is the New York Times bestselling author of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness. In the memoir, Cahalan recounts the day she woke up in a strange hospital room, strapped to a bed, unable to move or speak, with no recollection of how she got there. Yet, only weeks earlier, Cahalan had been a healthy twenty-four year old.

Winston Scott

Former NASA Astronaut

www.greatertalent.com/WinstonScott

As former NASA Astronaut and Captain in the U.S. Navy, Scott speaks about leadership from the podium. He brings his audience on a trip to outer space through breathtaking footage of his time spent there, while also endorsing the importance of team building and delving into the essence of leadership.


TOPICS OF INTEREST

CYBER SECURITY & TERRORISM

GTN is proud to present the world’s foremost leaders, thinkers, and strategists for Cyber Defense & Crisis Management. Our experts deconstruct and explain the true nature of the cyber threat, the true risks to American and global markets, and true solutions to better prepare our country’s cyber, physical, and financial defenses.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Greater Talent Network is home to the leading political thinkers, leaders, and journalists who want to help your company understand how rising conflicts abroad affect your organization at home—from Wall Street to Main Street, our speakers discuss what’s at stake for your interests.

THE DISRUPTERS OF WALL STREET

Called the “Wolf Hunters of Wall Street,” Brad Katsuyama and Ronan Ryan are the stock market disrupters at the center of Lewis’ latest New York Times best-seller, Flash Boys. In a dynamic program, Brad and Ronan share the story of how they were the first to use technology to disrupt Wall Street from the inside, discuss why they sought to restore trust to the market, and explore the profound role technology has to play in advancing capitalism forward.


OTHER PROGRAMS

THE TUOHY FAMILY

JEWISH INTEREST


POWERFUL WOMEN, POWERFUL WORDS

SOCIAL JUSTICE & DIVERSITY


CATEGORY Alberto Gonzales

Former U.S. Attorney General www.greatertalent.com/AlbertoGonzales

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