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THE WORLD’S LEADING SPEAKERS’ BUREAU

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H A R RY WALKER AG E N C Y 2020

SPEAKER BROCHURE


• 44th President of the United States

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” President Barack Obama

BARACK OBAMA HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Founder, Clinton Foundation • 42nd President of the United States

“We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.” President Bill Clinton

BILL CLINTON HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• First Lady of the United States (2009-2017)

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” Former First Lady Michelle Obama

MICHELLE OBAMA HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee • 67th Secretary of State of the United States, 2009 -2013 • United States Senator (NY), 2001-2009 • First Lady of the United States, 1993-2001

“Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” Secretary Hillary Clinton

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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON


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WA H TO • Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016) • President & Chair, Global Green Growth Institute • Chair, International Olympic Committee Ethics Commission • Founder, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

“Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth – these are one and the same fight.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

“Ban Ki-moon is simultaneously humane, dignified, rational, principled, popular, experienced, and strong.” Forbes

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• Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo (2006-2018)

“The most appropriate way to describe Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, is ‘world class leader.’ Her sharp strategic mind, tremendous market insight and humanitarian contributions all combine to make her a rare executive among the global corporate giants.” Howard Schultz, Former CEO & Chairman of Starbucks, for TIME

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WA H TO • 26th Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs • Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired • New York Times Bestselling Author • Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution

“H.R. McMaster fought his way through the tactical myopia of the Army hierarchy to become one of our country’s most trusted defense futurists and strategists. He is an independent thinker who will challenge the politicos and work on behalf of the United States.” Brig. Gen. Thomas Kolditz (Ret.), Doerr Institute for New Leaders for Fortune

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• Director, National Economic Council (2017-18) • President & COO of Goldman Sachs (2006-2017)

“Gary Cohn has emerged as an economic-policy powerhouse in Trump Administration” The Wall Street Journal “...the go-to figure on matters related to jobs, business and growth.” The New York Times

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WA H TO • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The Wall Street Journal • Bestselling Author, The Time of Our Lives • Political Analyst, NBC News & MSNBC • Former Speechwriter & Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan “[Peggy Noonan] is writing with such transparent conscience that I believe that she captures the American condition and the American voice.... Peggy Noonan delivers, weekly, a reasonable approximation of what the better angels of our nature may (or are supposed to) sound like. Hers is an exhortatory idealism tempered by a rare common sense. She is perceptive, persuasive, principled and patriotic.” Tunku Varadarajan, professor at NYU’s Stern Business School, on Forbes.com

PEGGY NOONAN HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• “Miracle on the Hudson” Captain • New York Times Bestselling Author • Expert on Leadership & Flawless Execution Strategies • Clint Eastwood/Tom Hanks film Sully released September 9, 2016 “Within minutes after Captain Sullenberger concluded his presentation, we have been barraged by amazing positive feedback from our dignitaries, sponsors & chamber members all echoing that he’s the best speaker they’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing. He began with a standing ovation, ended with one, and totally riveted them in between. From the moment I greeted him on his arrival, he was nothing but friendly, engaging and in great spirits.” Danville Chamber of Commerce

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CHESLEY “SULLY” SULLENBERGER


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WA H TO • Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz • Chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council (2012-2017) • CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-2014)

“We have been inundated with glowing feedback and comments...they all found Dr. El-Erian’s insights valuable, interesting and enjoyable, and in fact many of them have stated that they felt that his session was the best of the entire forum! He has an incredible ability to convey what are quite complex matters in a relatively simple way that everyone in the audience can understand, and furthermore he connects with people in a remarkable way.” National Bank of Abu Dhabi

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• President of Colombia (2010-2018) • Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, 2016 • Former Foreign Trade Minister, Finance and Public Credit Minister, and National Defense Minister of Colombia

“The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end, a war that has cost the lives of at least 220,000 Colombians and displaced close to six million people.” The Norwegian Nobel Committee

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JUAN MANUEL SANTOS

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• 45th Vice President of the United States • Founder and Chairman, The Climate Reality Project • Independent Director, Apple; Chairman, Generation Investment Management • Nobel Peace Laureate (2007) “Drury Design Dynamics had the pleasure (and privilege) of working with Vice President Gore at a recent high profile technology conference in Las Vegas. Aside from the VP’s great customization directed specifically to this tech audience, he was great to work with, both on-stage and off. The VP really listened to our suggestions and incorporated them into his presentation. Vice President Gore really hit it out of the park!” Drury Design Dynamics

AL GORE HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


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46th Vice President of the United States Secretary of Defense Congressman, House Leadership White House Chief of Staff Former Chairman and CEO of Halliburton “‘Captivating, Insightful, Extremely Intelligent, Candid, Personable.’ These are just a few of the words expressed by our clients at the recent lunch with Dick Cheney. This was one of the most successful we’ve ever done, including

having a completely full house. The Vice President was very willing to share his expanse of knowledge on world affairs and politics without holding back. We were also very appreciative of the time he took to greet the guests and take pictures with our clients. A terrific event!” History Channel

DICK CHENEY HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• 27th Prime Minister of Australia • Chair of the Global Partnership for Education • Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brooking’s Institution’s Center for Universal Education • Inaugural Chair, Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at Kings College, London

“Fantastic! Everyone loved Prime Minister Gillard.” Broadbent Institute “The event was a great success—we had an excellent turnout and the PM’s speech was engaging, topical, and well-received.” Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research

JULIA GILLARD HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Peabody & Emmy Award-winning Journalist & Producer; NBC News Special Anchor • First Lady of California (2003-2010) • Six-time New York Times Bestselling Author • Founder, Shriver Media & The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement; “Architect of Change”

“Our conference theme on inspiring change, creativity and disruption was attended by 3,000 CEO’s from over 100 countries, not an easy audience to impress. Maria delivered. Her passion and universal message to make a difference in the lives of others resonated with everyone and was a highlight of the conference.” YPO Edge

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• Founder of the Me Too Movement • 2017 TIME Person of the Year; 2018 TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” • Social Justice Activist

“The event was a huge success, and I received so much positive feedback about Tarana. She handled sensitive topics with real grace and inclusivity, and made sure to bring everyone into the conversation... She was fantastic.” Connecticut Business and Industry Association

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• Contributing Writer, The New Yorker • Documentary Filmmaker, HBO • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Reporter • Human Rights Attorney, Rhodes Scholar, and Former U.S. State Department official

“Last night was a tremendous success. No real words can describe the job that Ronan did… He was professional, polished, human, kind, warm, open… His event was the first one in thirteen years that I actually had to turn our wait list folks away.” University of Washington

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WA H TO • U.S. Senator (R-AZ) (2013-2018) • U.S. Congressman (R-AZ) (2001-2013) • New York Times Bestselling Author of Conscience of a Conservative • Contributor, CBS News

“And then rises one Jeff Flake and delivers not merely a great speech but also a genuinely important one, perhaps the single most important address given on the Senate floor in my memory. This speech will be remembered not merely for its eloquence and its moral correctness but also for its intellectual content and its courage at a particular moment in time.” Benjamin Wittes, Journalist & CoFounder of Lawfare

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• Political Leader, Non-Profit CEO & Serial Entrepreneur • First Black Woman to be a Gubernatorial Nominee of a Major Party in the U.S. • Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives (2011-2017) “People tend to remember the first time they heard Stacey Abrams speak, and it’s easy to see why... She is as likely to geek out about tax policy or Star Trek as she is to summon the spirit of justice. Yet when she speaks, all kinds of people–from black folks in rural communities to yuppie “resistance” moms around Atlanta to [a] crowd of rough-handed electrical workers– go quiet and listen. In a Democratic Party divided and desperate for fresh faces, Abrams is already becoming a national star.” TIME Magazine

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STACEY ABRAMS


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WA H TO • Co-Founder, The Home Depot • Founder & CEO, Invemed Associates LLC • New York Times Bestselling Author of I Love Capitalism!

“Insightful and inspirational... An authentic, up-by-the-bootstraps story by a shining example of the American dream.” Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

KEN LANGONE HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015) • House Minority Leader (2007-2011) • House Majority Leader (2006-2007) • Senior Strategic Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs

“Speaker Boehner was excellent. It was clear he took into account the material we provided him about the audience and he was right on target speaking with them — especially with small business owners. He provided incredibly candid insights and opinions. The ‘meet and greet’ was also excellent and he told some great stories. We would absolutely recommend him as a speaker.” Managed Healthcare Associates

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JOHN BOEHNER


• Director, White House National Economic Council (2009-2010) • President, Harvard University (20012006) • Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2001) • Chief Economist of the World Bank (1991-1993)

“Dr. Summers was a delight...He was a joy on-site and he did a great job. He was really gracious and everyone loved him. I should have scheduled more time for his keynote – usually speakers fatigue after an hour but he definitely could have kept this audience captivated for much longer.” Institutional Investor

LAWRENCE SUMMERS

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• Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media • Bestselling Author

“Steve Forbes was absolutely fantastic! His remarks on the interface of economics and politics were well received by the leaders of state government and the state’s business community who were present. We had a sell-out for the event and that was due in large part to the popularity of Steve as our Annual Meeting speaker. I would highly recommend Steve to any group looking for a speaker that will be a draw and will give a most informative presentation.” Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

STEVE FORBES HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Record-Breaking Coach Lauded as the Most Successful Manager in the History of Professional Sport • Authority on Long-Term Leadership in a Highly Competitive Global Environment • Manager, Manchester United football club (1986-2013)

“We´d like to thank Sir Alex Ferguson for being here and for his help in making Nordic Business Forum 2014 an unforgettable experience for so many people. Here´s a good evidence that the event went extremely well: we have already sold over 4,700 tickets for the next year!” Nordic Business Forum

ALEX FERGUSON HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


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Member NBA Hall of Fame & 15-Time NBA All Star Player Media Personality, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

“Shaq was a fun, energetic and motivating speaker that exceeded our expectations. He did an exceptional job at engaging our audience and delivering a message that applied to our business.” CareerBuilder

SHAQUILLE O’NEAL HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Inventor of the World Wide Web • Leader & Visionary in the Future of Technology • One of TIME Magazine’s “Top 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century” • President and Founder, Open Data Institute “Sir Tim was incredible and really well received both during the CIO roundtable and the keynote. He totally wowed the crowd. Our keynote theatre was far too small and we ended up streaming his session live to the 21 other theatres on the show floor...my estimate is 1,500 attendees. Frankly, he’s the perfect keynoter for a show like IP EXPO and his participation gave us a huge amount of coverage.” Imago Techmedia

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• Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences • Professor of Behavioral Science & Economics, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business • Field-Defining Pioneer of Behavioral Economics • Co-author of Bestseller Nudge; Author of Misbehaving

“If I had to be trapped in an elevator with any contemporary intellectual, I’d pick Richard Thaler.” Malcolm Gladwell

RICHARD THALER HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Iconic Visionary of the Women’s Movement • Co-Founder, National Women’s Political Caucus • Co-Founder, Ms. Magazine

“Gloria was phenomenal. She was gracious, spent so much time talking individually to our girls and faculty, and was tremendous in delivering her keynote address. We very much enjoyed her humor, calm, and approach to the visit.” Chatham Hall

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• President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Planned Parenthood Action Fund (2006-2018) • New York Times Bestselling Author, Make Trouble • Advocate for Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights • Board Member, Ford Foundation

“Cecile Richards was a fascinating, engaging, and charming speaker. With humor, grace and first-rate storytelling, she kept an audience of 800 New Yorkers - women and men, old and young - engaged and excited during an important and stimulating conversation. Her appearance was one of the “hits” of our season.” Temple Emanu-el Streicker Center

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Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank The “Queen of QVC” Prolific Inventor & Entrepreneur National Bestselling Author

“Lori’s ‘yes you can’ message and relatable stories engaged more than 1,800 women at our business banking events.” Chase for Business

LORI GREINER HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• First African-American Woman in Space • Founder and President of Two Medical Technology Companies • Inductee National Women’s Hall of Fame & International Space Hall of Fame

“Mae was absolutely wonderful! I have to say that not only did her speech touch me – she is definitely my all-time favorite as a person. She was incredibly warm, intelligent and gracious. What a treat! Not only did I love her – our audience did as well. How are we going to top her next year?” The Journal Record

MAE JEMISON HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


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WA H TO • Founder and CEO, ConsenSys, blockchain venture studio • Co-Founder, Ethereum, blockchain computing platform • CoinDesk’s Most Influential in Blockchain • Former VP of Technology in Private Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs

“In a jam-packed SXSW keynote titled, “Ethereum Will Change The World,” which earned a line across the entire fourth floor of the Austin convention center and down two flights of stairs, Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin balanced his exuberant predictions of the future with calm calls for more robust regulation...” The Verge

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• Editor-at-Large and Founding Editor-inChief of WIRED UK • Renowned Tech Journalist, The Sunday Times

“David was incredible and we’ve had some great feedback already from our analysts and leadership team that were there. We were engaged, inspired and enjoyed every minute of his keynote.” Accenture

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• CEO, The Messina Group • Campaign Manager for President Obama’s successful 2012 re-election campaign & Senior Strategic Adviser for David Cameron’s EU referendum campaign • White House Deputy Chief of Staff (2009-2011) • National Chair, Organizing for Action

“Jim Messina was fantastic! I am getting emails from employees on how much they really enjoyed hearing him. Our executives loved his presentation as well. I have had many employees tell me this was the best speaker I have had yet...and I have hired several good speakers over the years. His speech was fascinating with so many takeaways that can be applied throughout division.” Healthcare Services Corporation

JIM MESSINA HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Foremost Conservative Commentator & Strategist • Fox News Contributor & Wall Street Journal Columnist • Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush “Karl’s visit and presentation to our group was a huge success and one that I will have a very hard time topping during our next Symposium. Our guests were captivated by his speech and it was the talk of our event afterwards. In addition, Karl could not have been more accommodating to everyone he encountered during his time with us. We have received several thank you notes from our guests and all of them referenced Karl and what a great job he did.” Eby-Brown

KARL ROVE HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


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WA H TO • Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (2017-19) • Former Senior Economist, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve • Former Economic Advisor to George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney

“For two decades, policymakers from both parties have sought his counsel because of his reputation for rigorous and unbiased analysis. His pathbreaking work documenting the impact of tax policy on business investment and the welfare of workers is an essential guide for policymakers seeking to restore broad-based prosperity.”

Arthur Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute

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• Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016) • White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013), Director Office Management & Budget (2010-2012) • Citigroup Senior Executive & COO, New York University

“Thank you so much for all your help to secure the Secretary as our opening speaker and with your help through the planning process! It was a huge success! We received such great feedback on his remarks, interview and the panel! One of the best we’ve had. He is just the nicest man!” Pershing LLC

JACK LEW HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER

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• 16 Time Grammy Award-Winning Violinist • Inspirational Speaker on the Power of Passion • Recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom & Genesis Prize (The Jewish Nobel)

“It was a great day here for everyone and everyone I see talking is still talking about Mr. Perlman and his visit here. We had almost 2,000 guests in the venue which makes it an even bigger success for the university. Thank you for all of your hard work in helping us to have such a successful event. The entire visit was as perfect as it could possibly be.” Elon University

ITZHAK PERLMAN HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Legendary Dancer and Choreographer • Artistic Director Emerita, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater • 50th Hall of Fame Inductee at the National Dance Museum

“Mrs. Jamison was a most gracious and eloquent speaker. The fervor in which she spoke on the role of the arts in our lives moved the audience to gasp, then cheer. What a pleasure to host such a guest whose caliber is unparalleled. She brought such a warmth, honesty and lively spirit to our campus.” University of Utah

JUDITH JAMISON HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• CEO of Twitter (2010-2015) • Partner, Index Ventures • Technology Entrepreneur

“10 Most Influential U.S. Tech CEOs” TIME Magazine

DICK COSTOLO HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


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Founder, Wikipedia Founder, Wikitribune U.S. Internet Entrepreneur and Wiki Pioneer One of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”

“Jimmy Wales’ speech was excellent! The audience responded well and it was a great start to our event. It was also wonderful to work with him, as he made himself very available and was generous with his time. After his speech, he even took time to exchange ideas with the attendees, which was incredibly appreciated by all!” Cristal Festival Network

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• Globally Respected Leadership Expert • Celebrated Author of 15 #1 Bestsellers

“The perfect score says it all. Robin’s presentation at Barrick’s Global HR Conference inspired us to lead in uncertain times, gave us pages of realworld tactics to accelerate productivity and – in the end – moved us to open doors of possibility as individuals and as a team that left us feeling energized, empowered and confident we can make a difference individually and collectively.” Barrick Gold Corporation

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• Entrepreneur & Global Shaper • New York Times & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author • Founder, Pencils of Promise • Business Insider’s “40 Under 40”

“The best speaker I’ve ever seen in the history of our company’s offsite events.” Coca-Cola HBC

“The feeling was unanimous, the best speaker we’ve ever had at an offsite.” Kraft Brands

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• California’s 38th Governor • Cultural Icon • Climate Change Activist

“Arnold was amazing! A dream to work with. Extremely professional all the way. The speech was powerful, energetic, empowering and inspirational. We give him full score..! Now, due to this success, we should do more business.” The Zero Emission Conference

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• Golf’s “Great White Shark” • Chairman & CEO of the Greg Norman Company

“With his trademark charm and eloquence, Greg shared the secrets behind his myriad achievements. Illustrating the principles at the core of his success, he offered concrete advice ... Practical, engaging, and incisive, the lessons Greg Norman shared demonstrated how anyone, at any stage of his or her career, can be a champion.” Harvard Business School Association of Boston

GREG NORMAN HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Minister of Defense of Israel (2007-2012) • Prime Minister of Israel (1999-2001) • Most Decorated Soldier in Israel’s History • Member, Board of Directors, CIFC Asset Management

“Your insights into globalization and the changing state of the world were fascinating, and certainly thoughtprovoking for the leaders of the global Johnson enterprises.” S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

EHUD BARAK HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Secretary of State (1973-1977) • Nobel Peace Laureate

“I am pleased to report that Dr. Henry Kissinger’s visit was a great success. His speech, which set a new attendance record for our Distinguished Lecture Series, was very well received. His ability to communicate his ideas and insights to a diverse audience remains unsurpassed.” Florida State University

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WA H TO • New York Times Bestselling Author of The Rise of Superman, Abundance and Bold • International Pioneer in Peak Performance & Innovation • Cofounder & Director of Research for Flow Genome Project

“Steven Kotler’s presentation was cutting-edge and utterly engaging. He introduced our audience to a unique set of concepts and perspectives that left participants deeply informed, richly inspired, and with a renewed sense of purpose. I recommend him highly.” The Superhero You Conference

STEVEN KOTLER HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


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• Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The New York Times Magazine • NYT Bestselling Author of The Power of Habit and Smarter, Faster, Better

“Someone told me that in their 13 years at Amex, this was the best guest speaker they’d ever heard. We were so pleased with the event—from our planning and interactions, through Charles Duhigg’s speaking engagement here—and with the impact he will continue to have on the organization.” American Express

CHARLES DUHIGG HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Honorary Chairman, Group of Thirty (G30) • European Chairman, The Trilateral Commission • President, European Central Bank (2003-2011) • Governor, Banque de France (1993-2003)

“The event was great success. We are all so grateful to have had Mr. Trichet at our International Seminar. Thank you so much!” Indonesia Deposit Insurance Corporation

JEAN-CLAUDE TRICHET

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• Former Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund (2008-2015) • Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

“Olivier Blanchard’s tenure at the IMF capped a lifelong effort to restore economics as a disciplined way of thinking about the world that is truthful, intuitive and useful.” Marvin Joseph, The Washington Post

OLIVIER BLANCHARD HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Iconic Business Leader, Entertainment Innovator, and Entrepreneur • Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company (1984-2005) • Founder & CEO, The Tornante Company

“Mr. Eisner was a hit at the Realtors Conference & Expo! In fact, based on feedback after the session, he is one of the best we’ve had in many years. The audience especially liked his perspectives on ‘creativity in a box.’ They also loved that he customized his speech with [our conference] theme.” National Association of Realtors

MICHAEL EISNER HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Co-Chairman of Disney Media Networks & President of Disney|ABC Television (2014-19) • President of ABC News (2010-14) • Executive Producer, ABC’s Good Morning America (2004-06) • New York Times Bestselling Author of The Survivors Club

“Everyone loved him. They were captivated. His stories were fantastic. And the feedback I received was tremendous.” Symantec

“Ben’s message is deep, highly relevant, and of great intrinsic value. He hit the ball deep into the seats.” The Masters Forum

BEN SHERWOOD HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (2014-2017) • U.S. Senator (D-MT) (1978-2013); Chair, Senate Finance Committee (2007-2014) • External Advisory Board, Central Intelligence Agency • Board of Advisors, Alibaba; Board of Directors, Ingram Micro “We hired Senator Baucus for an event which focused on the China-US economic corridors today and current implications for the future cooperation. He provided a very insightful view about the current and future relations between the 2 countries. Our clients and staff really appreciated his unique perspective. Senator Baucus was a great keynote speaker for our event.”

Major Multinational Bank

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• Senior Political Commentator, CNN • U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (19952007) • Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee • 2016 & 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate

“I have been at the University for over 7 years and have heard several wonderful talks, lectures, presentations, etc. However, I must say that Senator Santorum’s was the best I have ever heard. The students who attended were touched by his words and I believe he changed a lot of lives.” Ave Maria University

RICK SANTORUM HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• President of Mexico (2006-2012) • Chair of The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate • Statesman of the Year, World Economic Forum

“President Calderon did a fantastic job presenting at our Seminar. He was exceptionally open and honest participants loved him.” Accenture “Delegates enjoyed his remarks and his presence made the conference a tremendous success.” Capital G

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• U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017) • Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group • Co-Chair, Cyber Readiness Institute

“Penny is one of our country’s most distinguished business leaders. She’s got more than 25 years of management experience in industries including real estate, finance, and hospitality. She’s built companies from the ground up. She knows from experience that no government program alone can take the place of a great entrepreneur. She knows that what we can do is to give every business and every worker the best possible chance to succeed by making America a magnet for good jobs.”

President Barack Obama

PENNY PRITZKER HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Bestselling Co-Author of Freakonomics, Superfreakonomics, and Think Like A Freak • Co-Founder, Spin For Good • William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

“Steve was a gem for our audience. He’s charismatic, perceptive, humorous, down-to-earth, and very smart. He was mobbed after his talk and was exceptionally gracious… We highly recommend him to any group. His topics are relevant, easily relatable, and insightful. A perennial favorite for us!” Arch Venture Partners

STEVEN LEVITT HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Bestselling Co-Author of Freakonomics, Superfreakonomics, and Think Like A Freak • Host, Freakonomics Radio • Co-star, Freakonomics Documentary

“Everything went absolutely amazingly with Stephen’s appearance! During the speech, everyone was enthralled by his entrancing accounts of how incentives can motivate and direct society and social behavior...He elicited boisterous laughter, some gasps and generally commanded the stage to perfection. Everyone who attended this event left happy!” The University of Pennsylvania Graduate and Professional Student Assembly

STEPHEN DUBNER HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• President of Mexico (2000-2006) • Humanitarian & Founder of Centro Fox

“We had a wonderful event last night with President Fox. It was a standing room only audience, plus we filled up three overflow rooms as well!” UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

“Incredible feedback from the delegates, one of the main highlights of the show. People were blown away by his speech.” PrePaid Media

VICENTE FOX HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Chancellor of Germany (1998-2005) • Chairman of Shareholders of Nord Stream, Creator of the Baltic Oil Pipeline from Russia to Germany

“A good share of the credit for the success of our Forum goes to you. Your participation and your impressive speech raised interest among energy industry strategists, decision-makers, experts and analysts, generating broad coverage in local and international media.” Kazenergy

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GERHARD SCHROEDER


• Advocate for Centrist Policies to Break Partisan Gridlock • U.S. Senator from Connecticut (1988-2012) • Democratic Candidate for Vice President (2000)

“He was extremely kind, gracious, and informative. Our Club members are giving him rave reviews.” Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan

JOE LIEBERMAN HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Lead political anchor for CNN and anchor,The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer • Former Senior White House correspondent for CNN • Emmy Award-Winning Journalist

“Wolf is an outstanding speaker with experiences that few in his field can match. He challenged us with his incisive comments on White House reporting, stimulated us with his perceptive observations and invited us to pose questions that were of immediate concern to the audience. Anyone seeking an informed lecturer could make no better choice than Wolf Blitzer of CNN.” Mississippi College

WOLF BLITZER HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Emmy Award-Winning Journalist • National and International Correspondent for NBC News (2012-2015)

“Ann Curry is the most extraordinary person and she was far and away responsible for the most successful event we’ve ever had. She was absolutely sensational. She was just more terrific than I can tell you and everybody loved her. Please tell her how unbelievably stunned we were by how great she is.” Center For Women And Families Of East Fairfield City

ANN CURRY HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times • Pulitzer Prize Winner for Distinguished Commentary • On-Air Contributor, NBC & MSNBC; Foreign Affairs Expert

“Bret was TERRIFIC last night. We had a large crowd, his talk was superb, he endured the questions and he was a pleasure to deal with. Thanks for making it all possible. It couldn’t have gone more smoothly. You have a lot of happy customers in LA.” Community Advocates, Inc.

BRET STEPHENS HWA EXCLUSIVE SPEAKER


• World-Renowned Conservationist • Founder, Jane Goodall Institute • United Nations Messenger of Peace

“Dr. Goodall drew an audience of some 2,500 people to the College, the largest convocation audience here in decades. Her talk was insightful and inspiring. After a Q&A period, Dr. Goodall spent three hours signing books. She will not leave until everyone who wants a book signed or a photo has been satisfied. Dr. Goodall’s visit truly was an EVENT & something that will be remembered here for years.” Hanover College

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• Host, CBS Sunday Morning • Emmy Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist • Bestselling Author

“Thank you so much for taking the time to act as our guest speaker at our recent Leadership Howard County Big Event. Our members found your speech to be not only entertaining, but also inspiring. Once again, thank you for helping to make our Big Event a big success.” Leadership Howard County

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Africa’s Second Female President President of the Republic of Malawi (2012-2014) Member, UN Council of Women World Leaders Activist and Philanthropist

“Everyone in attendance loved President Banda’s appearance and was captivated by her speech. All of your assistance and help was greatly appreciated and helped the event run smoothly.” George Washington University

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Former Vice President of Egypt Director General Emeritus, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (1997-2009) Nobel Peace Laureate

“The afternoon lecture audience was 1,400 and he received a standing ovation. At dinner for 350 people – another standing ovation. An absolute pleasure to work with him.” University of Utah

MOHAMED ELBARADEI


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Leading Global Economist & Expert on Monetary Policy and Eurozone Issues Former Chair, International Monetary Fund Deputies Committee Former Chief Economic Advisor to UK Treasury

“Ed was terrific! Informed, entertaining, challenging, interesting...He is a brilliant speaker, and we hope to engage him in the future.” The Institute of International Finance

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Chair, Systemic Risk Council Deputy Governor of the Bank of England (2009-2013) Senior Fellow, Harvard University

“He did a great job...many people have commented to me about how useful they found his talk. He covered a very broad subject matter but did it in a very candid and entertaining fashion.” PIMCO

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“Cody stole the show at our global corporate affairs gathering. He brought his warmth, richness of experience, and incredible sense of humor together to give us the guidance we needed to cultivate authentic storytelling at Hilton. I was not surprised to see that he rated the top speaker in our program.”

CODY KEENAN

Hilton

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U.S. Senator from Maine (1995-2013) Member of U.S. House of Representatives (1979-1995) Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center; Co-chairs Commission on Political Reform “We had a packed house, full of inspired,

energetic community leaders who absolutely loved her message. Our phones are ringing off the hook and our e-mails are exploding this morning with compliments on her speech and her message. This is the booster shot our city needed to move forward in a collaborative way...It couldn’t have gone better.”

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98th Mayor of Philadelphia Stewarded Philadelphia to A Credit Rating for First Time since 1970s Urban Policy Innovation Advocate

“Michael earned our nation’s respect as an effective reformer, one who innovates urban renewal while keeping humanity at the forefront of every goal.” Mayor David Dinkins

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U.S. Senator from Oklahoma (2005-2015) U.S. Representative from Oklahoma (1995-2001) Physician

“Senator Coburn was awesome and the reviews have been great.” College of American Pathologists

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Member of Chicago Tribune’s Editorial Board

“A great newspaper columnist is a tour guide. He points out what’s important, helps interpret what we’re seeing, warns us of possible dangers. When he gets the opportunity, he’ll jolly up the excursion with a bit of humor... Clarence Page meets all these tests with flying colors. His millions of readers look to him for common sense and fairmindedness that is, I must confess, rarely found today.”

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Senior Advisor to Former President Barack Obama Political Contributor, NBC News & MSNBC Deputy National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama (2009-2017)

“Ben was wonderful and generous with the students. Everybody appreciate his acute and thoughtful answers to the many questions asked... The students who attended the Q & A were enthusiastic and the public clearly enjoyed your open presentation.”

BEN RHODES

Indiana University


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Current Events Commentator with a Libertarian Point of View Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Host and Commentator, Fox Business Network Former ABC News Correspondent & Co-Anchor of 20/20

“He was excellent! His speech was interesting and very entertaining. He received a standing ovation (very rare from our group) and was great interacting with our Quest students.” Quest Foundation

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Governor of Massachusetts (2007-2015) Managing Director, Double Impact Investing, Bain Capital Senior Advisor of the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force

“He was fantastic on stage, as always.” Education First

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First Deputy Managing Director, IMF (2006-2011) Co-Chair, Aspen Institute’s Program on the World Economy Executive Director, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) “John Lipsky recently spoke at our annual

investment forum, where we host over 200 clients and prospects to discuss real issues affecting the global economy and financial markets. John is unique in that he can speak to current global economic issues as an investor, policy-maker and economist. For any investment or professional services firm engaged in the global markets, his

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Governor of the Federal Reserve (2008-2013) First Female Chairman of a Top U.S. Bank

“Early feedback was very positive. Attendees really enjoyed Betsy’s insight and the conversational format — lots of really great questions and she was cool and candid, and was a delight.”

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Eagen, Inc.


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Vice Chairman, BlackRock Inc. Chairman, Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (2010-2012) Member, Group of Thirty (G30) Former Swiss Governor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

“Thank you for your important contribution to this year’s UBS Family Office Summit. We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our guests on your presentation.” UBS AG

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Member of the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors (2006-2011) Executive Secretary of the National Economic Council (2002-2006) Member, Group of Thirty (G30) “Former Federal Reserve Governor Kevin Warsh did a great job. Our Board and senior executives found him to be very insightful and engaging. We were very pleased.” The Hartford Financial Services Group

“Kevin Warsh hit a grand slam with our clients last night. He is a terrific speaker.” Strategas Research Partners

KEVIN WARSH


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Dean Emeritus, Columbia Business School Chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors (2001-2003) Co-Chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation

“Dr. Hubbard did a fabulous job at both of our meetings! His speech was very relevant to the topics that we wanted him to cover, and he was a very engaging speaker.” Alternative Investment Group, L.L.C.

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First Female Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors (1993-1995) Director, National Economic Council (1995-1996) Economic Advisor to Presidents Clinton and Obama “Given your great knowledge of the U.S. and

Global economy, and your unique ability to present a complex subject in a relaxed and clear fashion, we received a significant number of compliments from those attending the meeting for having engaged you. Simply put, everyone was highly impressed with you as an individual and as an

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absolute master of your subject matter.” American Cotton Shippers Association


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Global Humanitarian & Activist Founder & Chair, King Hussein Foundation Founding Member, Global Zero “Queen Noor knocked it out of the park. She was hands down the best speaker we have ever had and was so clearly prepared for our event. It was the most excited I have seen the Dallas charity scene in so long – she reinvigorated the whole town! It was absolutely a pleasure to have her and we so appreciate all of the different aspects she participated in so graciously. She has a LOT of new fans!” Genesis Women’s Shelter

QUEEN NOOR

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Civil Rights Activist & Former Executive Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, (1977-1979) United States Congressman (1973-1977) Mayor of Atlanta (1982-1990)

“Ambassador Young, you certainly delivered well beyond our highest hopes. The buzz in our community about the event – and most particularly your address – is profound. Mr. Ambassador, our Chamber would and will recommend you as a speaker to any organization.” Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce

ANDREW YOUNG


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Co-Founder of Global Productivity Tool, Evernote Co-Founder & CEO, All Turtles, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Startup Studio Digital Entrepreneur & Venture Capital Investor

“We are very much satisfied with Phil Libin’s work and speeches. He fulfilled our expectations fully...very inspiring for the audience.” Swiss Economic Forum

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Global Authority on the New Economy, Disruptive Innovation and the Future of Work Head of the Sharing Economy Working Group, World Economic Forum Advisor for Airbnb, Jobbatical and Trov; Contributor, Quartz at Work

“As a speaker on the global circuit, I’ve seen some exceptional people who convey passion, who provide new-to-the-world insights, and who fully appreciate that it’s not about what they say but what their audience hears, feels, and relates to. April is all this and more! ... I’ve always come away from April’s presentations feeling as if I’ve developed a better

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understanding how the world works—something I find truly energizing!” The Coca-Cola Company


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CEO & High-Energy Motivational Speaker for Teams & Individuals Bestselling Author of The Power of Being Yourself Former CEO of Willis Group, Citibank North America & Primerica

“Joe’s presentation was excellent and we had great feedback! He clearly was committed to customizing his remarks to the messages we wanted to enforce, but more than that, his background and experience led him to ask really penetrating questions about the state of the business and our culture. I think that made a huge difference. He obviously comes with a lot of credibility, but his remarks really resonated with the leadership team.” Philips

JOE PLUMERI

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Communications and Media Expert Communications Executive for the National Football League (NFL) & Facebook Political Strategist and Former White House Press Secretary for President Bill Clinton CNN Contributor “He was charming, he was funny and he provided a fascinating insider’s view of the strategies and forces that are shaping our country’s future. The

audience loved him; their respect and appreciation was palpable. I had to cut the questions off at 10 pm at which point he received a standing ovation. It was a great night and we all look forward to a return visit.” Fool Proof

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“Whitacre is that rare thing, a modern composer who is both popular and original.” The Daily Telegraph

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Award-Winning Cartoonist, The New Yorker Resident Cartoonist, CBS News Cultural Envoy, U.S. State Department Author/Editor of 16 Books

“Liza Donnelly brought her combined gift of live drawing and personal narrative to our BIF Collaborative Innovation Summit stage. The audience of over 500 innovation junkies from around the world were hooked and inspired by the creative rendering of Liza’s compelling point of view.”

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Business Innovation Factory


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Emmy Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist Bestselling Author President, Schumann Media Center

“You are one of those rare speakers who prepares remarks with fresh ingredients. You got to know Magee-Womens Hospital, the Celebration of Women, and our goals and you used that knowledge to draw the audience into our world. As I spoke with the people at Magee and in the community about Friday’s event, I heard nothing by rave reviews.” Magee-Womens Hospital

BILL MOYERS

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Pulitzer-Prize Winning Investigative Journalist Expert on the Food Industry Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

“Thank you again for being part of Epicure’s conference. Your powerful message resonated with our attendees and your presentation received rave reviews.” Epicure

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Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (2009-2013) Former Member of Obama Cabinet and National Economic Council Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School

“Working with Karen Mills was an absolute pleasure. Her speaking engagement was so well received and in turn we had many bankers request [a video of] her presentation. Karen definitely added to the success of our event and we were so glad she attended our dinner as well. I hope we have the opportunity to work together again.”

KAREN MILLS

PayNet

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Chief of Protocol of the United States (2009-2013) Ambassador-in-Residence, Atlantic Council Special Assistant to then-First Lady Hillary Clinton (1993-1997)

“She has been one of the most popular speakers that I have ever had at BizBash’s Event Innovation Forum which targets event organizers for corporations, associations and trade shows. Her polished presentation and sophisticated delivery has been universally praised by everyone that

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Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (2009-2013) President and CEO of SICPA North America Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Cybersecurity & Homeland Security Expert

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“We had a WONDERFUL experience with Jane Lute!!! Our surveys have come back and are overwhelmingly extremely positive about her keynote presentation. We were truly thrilled to have her experience and her perspective on cybersecurity.” Northern Kentucky University

JANE LUTE

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U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security (2005-2009) Founder, Data Equilibrium Project to address the gap between privacy and national security Chairman and Co-Founder of The Chertoff Group, a Global Security Firm

“From reading the evaluations, you were a big hit and your message was exactly on point. I also want to thank you for being so courteous to my staff and our guests. Thanks again for your stellar performance.” Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

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Head of Strategy, Google’s Brand Unit Thought Leader on Culture, Creativity and the Internet

“Abby hit it out of the park! She is one of the best presenters I have seen and can bring a room to life very quickly. Our audience of clients and colleagues were engaged throughout.” Worldwide CEO

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Chair, Choose Chicago Former CEO, Fashion Fair Cosmetics and Johnson Publishing Former White House Social Secretary & Special Assistant to President Obama

“It was a triumph! Everyone was so taken by Desiree, who was charming and eloquent and truly connected with the AABC. We had a full house at the speaking event and people responded incredibly warmly and receptively to the content.” SC Johnson Company

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National Bestselling Author, The Third Door Forbes “30 Under 30” Named “World’s Youngest Venture Capitalist” by Fortune Magazine Thought Leader on Millennial Trends for Business

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“When Alex Banayan spoke at my department’s corporate off-site, his energy was contagious, his story was inspiring, and his ideas were key to helping push and inspire my team’s leadership. If you’re looking for someone with insight and passion, then Alex Banayan is your man.” Nike

ALEX BANAYAN

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Author, Bring Your Human to Work Workplace Strategist & Executive Coach Specializing in the Business of Relationships

“The workplace is changing with new faces, new technology, and new expectations. Few are better positioned to speak, write, and consult on the convergence of these forces than Erica Keswin. If you’re looking for a trusted advisor who can help you understand where things are and where they’re going in the new world of work, I strongly encourage you to reach out to Erica.” Bloomberg LP

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Chairman, Walker Digital Founder, Priceline.com Curator of TEDMED Inventor and Entrepreneur with 700 patents

“The event went great – and Jay’s talk was both enlightening and provocative! Very well-received by the group.” Pfizer

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Pioneering Scientific Researcher on the Existence of Life & Human Genome Founder, J. Craig Venter Institute Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Human Longevity, Inc.

“Clearly, the honorees and, in fact, all of us, were captivated by your session. As you know, CTRE is an event to honor and reward IBM’s highest technical achievers. Your presentation served as a true inspiration to them by illustrating that through innovative thinking and determination there are really no limits to what we can discover and

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achieve.” IBM


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“Nicholas was absolutely terrific. The room was at capacity – 3,000+ or so and everyone was engaged, enlightened, enriched and entertained by his talk. No one left the room. A grand slam and excellent opening for our Annual Meeting. Numerous compliments and great post talk questions.” Heart Rhythm Society

NICHOLAS CHRISTAKIS

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Renowned Sports Journalist Co-Author of the NYT Bestseller Scorecasting (Imparting Lessons & Analytics from Sports to Improve Your Business) Executive Editor, Sports Illustrated

“The closest thing to Freakonomics I’ve seen since the original. A rare combination of terrific storytelling and unconventional thinking. I love this book.” Steven D. Levitt, bestselling author of Freakonomics and Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

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President, Keurig Inc. (2008-2013) Expert in Residence, Harvard Innovation Lab at Harvard University Vice President of Global Business Management, Gilette (1982-2005) Director Advisor to The Cambridge Group (A Nielson Company) “Michelle’s command of the topic and her

experience as a CEO made the lessons she shared less about theory and more about the real and tangible impact for a successful business. She captured the audience with genuine style and powerful storytelling. She brought the topic to life by translating it into meaningful insights for the

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audience.” iRobot Corporation

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Bestselling Author and World Renowned Speaker on Exploiting Business Trends and New Market Opportunities Founder & Group CEO, Karrikins Group CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®

“Peter gave six great keynote addresses at Ricoh’s annual ‘Let’s Do Lunch’ series. He challenged everyone, dealt with real issues & was totally engaging. The audience loved the fact they could apply what he said in their business today. We want to get him back next year!”

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Ricoh


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“He is a super star, over the top with knowledge, expertise, energy, creativity and brilliant speaking skills. He interviewed several of our attendees in advance and then customized his speech which really made it a home run. Seth made our conference a tremendous success and any organization that hires him to speak is certain to take their event to an entirely new level.” National Confectioners Association

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Founder & CEO of Count Me In Internationally Recognized Youth Empowerment Expert Community, Relationships, and Team Building Expert

“Shane talks about being authentic, being your true self, and looking for the good that is in you that you can share. He taught us about the upsides of the uber connected world, and brought home the message that a legacy isn’t something you leave, it is something you live.” Axiom Mortgage Solutions

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Founder of Happier, a global technology and learning platform enabling users to discover new methods of pursuing emotional wellbeing TEDx Speaker on How to Cultivate Happiness Author, Happier Now Happiness Expert, Venture Capitalist & Successful Tech Entrepreneur “Nataly’s background and experience on what really drives a happier existence at work & home was very well received. She brings a lot of

credibility to the topic as she is very honest about her own experiences. It was refreshing to hear. I can’t recommend enough adding an element of

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“We have worked with Karrikins Group to reframe our go-to-market thinking. Not only do they provide a fresh view on how to approach the ever changing market, they do it in such a way as to build buy in and excitement among our team. They are thorough, optimistic and effective. In my mind one of the best values in a consulting engagement we

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Leading Political Pundit One of Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top 50 Journalists”

“I wanted to write and tell you how very much we enjoyed Steve Roberts. We have had many calls telling us what a terrific lecture we had to end our series. Steve was an absolutely great speaker. He was interesting, extremely knowledgeable, generous during the question and answer period, and so charming. He had our auditorium of at least 1,800 people listening to his every word.” Town Hall, Inc., Fresno, California

STEVEN ROBERTS

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President and Publisher, ForbesWoman Host, Success with Moira Forbes Founder, Forbes Executive Women’s Board Executive Vice President, Forbes Media

“Moira Forbes was amazing and as one attendee remarked, ‘Moira Forbes stole the show – she was fantastic.’ We were thrilled to have her join us for our inaugural Women in Manufacturing event and hope to use your agency again in the future!” Precision MetalForming Association

MOIRA FORBES


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Director, White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy (2009-2011) Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1993-2001) Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

“Carol Browner was wonderful. She was very generous in sharing herself with us, was enthusiastically engaged, and made a most favorable impression upon our audience.” The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan

CAROL BROWNER

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One of the World’s Foremost Communication Strategists Worldwide Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller Counselor to President George W. Bush (2001-2002)

“Karen, everywhere I go people rave about our event because of YOU! I can’t tell you the impact you made on our audience, men and women alike. Everyone I spoke with afterwards commented on your message...You were impactful, courageous and inspiring.”

KAREN HUGHES

Austin Business Journal


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U.S. Senate Majority Leader (2003-2007) U.S. Senator from Tennessee (1995-2007) Heart-Lung Transplant Surgeon, Physician & Authority on Healthcare Policy “Senator Frist was the ‘Wow’ factor for our HealthForum event. Our clients were amazed at his grasp of the issues and his ability to educate us...Senator Frist was approachable to all, spoke for a solid hour, took questions for a full 30

minutes and then stayed to speak with individuals through dinner. The feedback from our clients, who represent the full political spectrum, was phenomenal.” Marsh, Inc.

BILL FRIST

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Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (2005-2009) Governor of Vermont (1991-2003) Founder, Democracy for America MSNBC Contributor

“The event was a great success! We filled our largest auditorium to capacity with 1,700 people. This was the first time since I have been at Stanford that we have filled that venue, so it was a tremendous success. People really enjoyed the event and had great things to say about Howard Dean afterwards.” Stanford University

HOWARD DEAN


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Real Life Inspiration for the Movie Captain Phillips, Starring Tom Hanks Captain of the Maersk Alabama, hijacked by Somali pirates Author, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea “He was wonderful! He was fabulous!!! He was a hit!!! It was an awesome story, and he told it extremely well. He had lunch with our CEO and other company executives and they all had a

great time! I would be happy to recommend Rich for any event; everyone just loved him, and he got a standing ovation! We couldn’t be any more

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pleased.” Human Capital Institute

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Visionary, Media Icon and Entrepreneur Host, Peabody-winning public radio program Studio 360 Bestselling Author

“We thought Kurt Andersen was the best moderator we could ever have picked! Our guests were thrilled, and the event was a success!” LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.

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Award-Winning Actor Social Activist & Humanitarian Front Line Special Envoy (an international foundation for the protection of human rights defenders)

“Mr. Sheen was phenomenal – one of the best we’ve had. For such a huge star, he was one of the most easygoing, low-maintenance speakers we’ve ever hosted. Mr. Sheen was extremely generous with his time and signed autographs for every single person in the audience who wanted one and chatted with them each as well.” Indiana University

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Award-Winning and Bestselling Author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

“Jonathan was the perfect speaker for our audience. Witty, charming, self-deprecating – he had the audience on the edge of their seats, awaiting his every word. We had to open a second room to accommodate people and even then some were left standing. The feedback we received was incredible.” The University of Pennsylvania

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Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs (1997-2000) & U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations (2013-2014) United States Ambassador to the State of Israel (1995-1997; 2000-2001) Vice President and Director for Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution

“As I said following your remarks, we bargained for an expert on Middle Eastern affairs, and got that in spades! Not only were your insights keen, but they were presented very clearly and in a framework that was easy to follow...you had the audience’s complete attention.”

MARTIN INDYK

RiverVest

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Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom Foremost Proponent of Democracy Human Rights Activist

“Mr. Sharansky had a wonderful visit...His address was passionate, informative, sometimes humorous, and easy to understand. He mingled with the event attendees and cooperated in everything that we asked him to do. We were very happy to have him in our community. ”

NATAN SHARANSKY

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta


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Renowned Defense Attorney; Prominent Scholar on U.S. Constitutional & Criminal Law Bestselling Author Contributor, CNN

“The feedback we have received from those who attended has been overwhelmingly positive, due in good measure, to your participation. Further, from a personal perspective, I enjoyed your talk immensely. Your coverage of the topic was impressively holistic, well-thought-out and ‘on the mark.’ It is obvious these issues are close to your heart.” Unisys Global Public Sector

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U.S. Ambassador to Israel (2011-2017) Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Tel Aviv University’s Institute of National Security Studies Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa, National Security Council (2009-2011)

“Last night’s event went fabulously—indeed, the Ambassador’s whole visit was really exceptional. He was so generous with his time and I can’t tell you how much we, and our students, appreciated it. There were some really productive and engaging conversations and I know the audience got a lot out of Amb. Shapiro’s insights. He’s such a kind, thoughtful person and I’m delighted we could host him.” Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University

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Mental Health Advocate Proponent of Living a Vibrant, Joyful Life As We Age Former First Lady of Canada and Mother of Current Prime Minister

“Margaret Trudeau’s presentation was wonderful. She inspired a standing ovation from a sold-out audience...Her talk was moving, funny, and very personal. She spoke eloquently for an hour, signed book autographs afterwards, and talked about her cause during the reception that followed. The Dean felt she served as an important role model for our Faculty and its unique goals. We were very, very

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glad to have her.” University of Ontario Institute of Technology

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International Bestselling Author, Great House and The History of Love

“Many thanks to you for your efforts! It was a great evening. Close to 400 people were in attendance. Nicole Krauss was so gracious, poised, and warm. Even though we were not planning on a formal signing, she ended up doing just that for quite some time at the reception.”

NICOLE KRAUSS

Princeton Public Library


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National Advocate for the Prevention of Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes Board-certified Radiologist Author of A World WIthout Cancer ‘’Our event was a phenomenal success… Our gathered attendees were inspired my Margaret’s message and we continue to receive lots of positive feedback.’’ Blue Cure Foundation

‘’The program was solid and my audience was pleased. Margaret was impassioned and I was really impressed that she researched Indiana statistics to make the topic all the more relevant to my audience.’’ Purdue North Central Sinai Forum

MARGARET CUOMO

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Founding Director, Yale Prevention Research Center Founder and President, True Health Initiative Immediate Past-President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine “Dr. Katz provided our audience with an entertaining, thought-provoking, challenging speech – that reached beyond our already high expectations for his program slot. In addition to

that, he was professional, charming, and very easy to work with. His presentation was very highly rated by our audience and helped create a very successful event for our organization.” Council for Responsible Nutrition

DAVID KATZ


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Bestselling writer of Alexander Hamilton; Inspiration for Smash Broadway Play Winner, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize in Biography Bestselling Biographer, Grant, The House of Morgan, Titan, Alexander Hamilton and George Washington

“Wow! Ron Chernow was fantastic at our event!!! Our audience of 800+ was captivated. Ron Chernow is one of the most effective orators I have ever encountered...his style of delivery is both intriguing and captivating, based as it is on unrelenting and thorough research. ”

RON CHERNOW

Bellevue University

Senior Editor, Slate

“Dahlia was fantastic! She got a LONG standing ovation from the members... She was challenging, enlightening, and gave us wonderful insights into the work of the SCOTUS. On top of that (which would have been enough from any speaker), she was funny, witty, clever, well-spoken had a great vocabulary! She was wonderful... I cannot say

DAHLIA LITHWICK

enough good about her and her presentation.” League of Women Voters


International Cybersecurity Expert

“The beauty of hackers is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to become stronger and healthier, wielding their power to create a better world.” Keren Elazari, TED2014

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KEREN ELAZARI

Expert on Political Risk Foreign Columnist and Editor-at-Large, Time Magazine President and Founder, Eurasia Group

“The event went great with almost 1,300 attendees and it was the most successful one yet. Ian was just FANTASTIC! Everyone I asked was very thrilled to have been part of this conference and specially to have had the opportunity to listen to Ian speak. If people didn’t know who Ian Bremmer was, now they are certainly glad they do.” CRE Finance Council

IAN BREMMER


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26-time Emmy-Winning Journalist Eight-time National Sportscaster of the Year Olympic Commentator

“What an eloquent and inimitable speaker for the tenth anniversary of the Lecture Series! Bob captivated and charmed the audience ... He was captivating, so generous and thoughtful in his comments and utterly gracious.” McCarthey Family Foundation

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Civil Rights Activist Global Humanitarian Political Leader

“MLK III was great! We had over 900 in attendance and I have only heard positive feedback from guests. He was great to work with and very accommodating. Great lecture, great speaker.” University of South Florida

MARTIN LUTHER KING, III


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Correspondent for ABC News’ 20/20 Former Correspondent for ABC Good Morning America, Dateline NBC & ABC World News

“You were wonderful! NAR and its association partners were very pleased with this first HOPE program. It was a great start in creating national awareness. Our guests said it was one of the nicest events we’ve ever done...and everyone loved you! Thank you for your part in making our first HOPE Awards program such a great success. ” National Association of Realtors

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DEBORAH ROBERTS

Award-winning CNN Contributor Syndicated Radio Show Host “America’s Outstanding News Talk show Host” -Gracie Awards

“Your presentation and personal engagement with our Stylists have made a lasting and significant impact on our entire sales force. Our Stylists walked away feeling empowered, encouraged and eager to build their business, cultivate their leadership skills and dive deep with their own personal development. You have truly inspired our company to reach for new heights – thank you.” J.Hilburn

MEL ROBBINS


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Founder, The Corcoran Group Chairman of Barbara Corcoran Inc. Bestselling Author, Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business “Shark” on hit TV Show, Shark Tank

“Barbara was fabulous. She told great stories and really connected with our audience. People (women, especially) were clamoring to speak to her at the meet and greet that followed. I give her an A plus.” Advertising Specialty Institute

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World’s First Female Tomcat Fighter Pilot Leadership Speaker & Author

“Wow! You were so inspiring and gave me great takeaways I can use with my team: Staying Focused on What Matters, Be Flexible, Adapt, Overcome, and Find my Third Way! You were captivating! So fascinating and yet relatable to MY world! Thank you!”

CAREY LOHRENZ

Starbucks Coffee Company


Five-time Tech Entrepreneur and HyperGrowth CEO Two-time NY Times Bestselling Author of Hacking Innovation, Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention Founder and Former CEO/Chairman of EPrize Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners

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“Josh’s presentation was perfect. The content was spot on and you could tell he really prepped. I would highly recommend Josh to other clients if they are looking to unlock the power of creativity across their organization.” FritoLay

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JOSH LINKNER

CEO, Wiseman Group Executive Strategy and Leadership Expert New York Times & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of Multipliers

“You have NO IDEA how great that talk was. I have never been in a Tech Talk here where there wasn’t a room full of open lap tops. Never. Twitter is a laptop-open culture and you managed to pull off what I thought was an impossible feat! I was impressed by the level of engagement and the number of questions at the end. You are certainly a powerhouse!” Twitter, Inc.

LIZ WISEMAN


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Former Assistant to President Barack Obama Former Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama Spearheaded the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund Advocate for Gender Equality and Children’s Issues

“The day was a triumph and Tina was a rock star. She is amazing and the students so appreciated her sincere attentiveness. She went beyond the call in terms of the time she spent talking 1:1 with them. Thanks for your support in making this happen for RWU.”

TINA TCHEN

Roger William University

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Veteran Democratic Political Strategist Founder of Brazile and Associates, LLC Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee

“Donna Brazile is just awesome. She was wonderful. She rocked and rolled, sang and danced, put together more one liners with a straight face than I have every heard one person do.....told her story. She was really great. THE AUDIENCE LOVED HER.”

DONNA BRAZILE

Possible Women Enterprises


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