HWA joins the world in mourning the loss of Shimon Peres, one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

We are honored by our long relationship with him, and were inspired by his great vision of peace and human progress.

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John Boehner
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

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Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
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Kofi Annan
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations

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Former Secretary-General of the United Nations
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Shaquille O'Neal
NBA All Star & High Energy Motivational Speaker

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NBA All Star & High Energy Motivational Speaker
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Sully Sullenberger
“Miracle on the Hudson” Captain and Leading Voice on Leadership & Execution Strategies

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“Miracle on the Hudson” Captain and Leading Voice on Leadership & Execution Strategies
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Martin Luther King, III
Civil Rights Activist & Global Humanitarian

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Civil Rights Activist & Global Humanitarian
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Ronan Farrow
Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of Millennial Generation

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Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of Millennial Generation
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Lawrence Summers
Authority on Domestic Economics and International Finance

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Authority on Domestic Economics and International Finance
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Joe Lieberman
Centrist Senator & Advocate to Break Partisan Gridlock

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Centrist Senator & Advocate to Break Partisan Gridlock
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Al Gore
Former Vice President of the United States, Climate Activist & Tech Investor

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Former Vice President of the United States, Climate Activist & Tech Investor
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Abigail Posner
Head of Strategic Planning at Google's Creative Think Tank

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Head of Strategic Planning at Google's Creative Think Tank
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Tim Berners-Lee
Inventor of the World Wide Web & Leader in Future of Tech

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Inventor of the World Wide Web & Leader in Future of Tech
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Mae Jemison
First African American Woman in Space

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First African American Woman in Space
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Kay Bailey Hutchison
Former U.S. Senator from Texas

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Former U.S. Senator from Texas
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Karl Rove
Iconic Political Strategist

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Iconic Political Strategist
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Ehud Barak
Former Prime Minister of Israel

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Former Prime Minister of Israel
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Adam Braun
Entrepreneur & Leader of the For-Purpose Industry

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Entrepreneur & Leader of the For-Purpose Industry
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Edward Norton
Award-Winning Actor, Humanitarian and Entrepreneur

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Award-Winning Actor, Humanitarian and Entrepreneur
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Dick Cheney
Former Vice President of the United States

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Julia Gillard
Former Prime Minister of Australia

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Former Prime Minister of Australia
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Bill O'Reilly
Host of Top-Rated The O’Reilly Factor and Bestselling Author

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Host of Top-Rated The O’Reilly Factor and Bestselling Author
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Alex Ferguson
Record-Breaking Coach Lauded as the Most Successful Manager in the History of Professional Sport

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Record-Breaking Coach Lauded as the Most Successful Manager in the History of Professional Sport
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Steve Forbes
Chairman of Forbes Media & Expert on the Global Economy, Monetary Policy and Politics

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Chairman of Forbes Media & Expert on the Global Economy, Monetary Policy and Politics
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Cokie Roberts
Renowned Journalist

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John Boehner
John Boehner
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
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Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations
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Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
NBA All Star & High Energy Motivational Speaker
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Sully Sullenberger
Sully Sullenberger
“Miracle on the Hudson” Captain and Leading Voice on Leadership & Execution Strategies
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Martin Luther  King, III
Martin Luther King, III
Civil Rights Activist & Global Humanitarian
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Ronan Farrow
Ronan Farrow
Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of Millennial Generation
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Lawrence  Summers
Lawrence Summers
Authority on Domestic Economics and International Finance
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Joe Lieberman
Joe Lieberman
Centrist Senator & Advocate to Break Partisan Gridlock
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Al  Gore
Al Gore
Former Vice President of the United States, Climate Activist & Tech Investor
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Abigail Posner
Abigail Posner
Head of Strategic Planning at Google's Creative Think Tank
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Tim Berners-Lee
Tim Berners-Lee
Inventor of the World Wide Web & Leader in Future of Tech
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Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison
First African American Woman in Space
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Kay Bailey Hutchison
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Former U.S. Senator from Texas
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Karl  Rove
Karl Rove
Iconic Political Strategist
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Ehud Barak
Ehud Barak
Former Prime Minister of Israel
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Adam  Braun
Adam Braun
Entrepreneur & Leader of the For-Purpose Industry
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Edward Norton
Edward Norton
Award-Winning Actor, Humanitarian and Entrepreneur
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Dick Cheney
Dick Cheney
Former Vice President of the United States
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Julia Gillard
Julia Gillard
Former Prime Minister of Australia
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Bill O'Reilly
Bill O'Reilly
Host of Top-Rated The O’Reilly Factor and Bestselling Author
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Alex Ferguson
Alex Ferguson
Record-Breaking Coach Lauded as the Most Successful Manager in the History of Professional Sport
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Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes
Chairman of Forbes Media & Expert on the Global Economy, Monetary Policy and Politics
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Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts
Renowned Journalist
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- Bill Clinton
I have discovered a new family here at Harry Walker. Don, Ellen and the whole team at HWA strive to deliver a level of excellence that, quite frankly, you won’t find anywhere else. Working with the team at HWA on a daily basis, I am constantly reminded that their level of professionalism and commitment to our shared success is their number one priority.

- John Boehner
Your attention to detail and prompt response to all issues of concern was incredible. Because of the excellent service you have provided to us, we have strongly recommended The Harry Walker Agency to several other organizations.

- Regent University
"The strength of the Harry Walker Agency is not only Don Walker who is the senior expert in the entire field but his excellent staff. The entire company is more than first rate."

- Michael Eisner
"Don Walker and his outstanding team exemplify a tradition of dependability, excellence, integrity, and attention to detail. They are easy to work with and exhibit great communication and organization. Hands-on from start to finish, the Harry Walker Agency works with host and speaker to ensure a flawless event. As I travel from one event to another, one thing is certain: I'm in good hands with HWA."

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JOHN BOEHNER
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
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LARA LOGAN
Veteran Foreign Affairs Correspondent
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SULLY SULLENBERGER
“Miracle on the Hudson” Captain and Leading Voice on Leadership & Execution Strategies
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ABIGAIL POSNER
Head of Strategic Planning at Google's Creative Think Tank
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STEVEN KOTLER
International Pioneer in Peak Performance & Innovation; NYT Bestselling Author
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CHARLES DUHIGG
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for the New York Times
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DICK COSTOLO
Former CEO of Twitter & Tech Entrepreneur
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RONAN FARROW
Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of Millennial Generation
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ANN CURRY
Emmy Award-Winning Journalist
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MOHAMED EL-ERIAN
Internationally Recognized Expert on World Economy & Finance
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ITZHAK PERLMAN
Renowned Violinist & Inspirational Speaker
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APRIL RINNE
Global Authority on the Sharing Economy
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ADAM BRAUN
Entrepreneur & Leader of the For-Purpose Industry
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ED BALLS
Leading Global Economist & Expert on Monetary Policy and Eurozone Issues
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LIZA DONNELLY
Award-Winning Cartoonist, The New Yorker
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ALAN KRUEGER
One of the Most Respected Economists in the World
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ALEX BANAYAN
Author, Forbes 30 Under 30, & Thought Leader on Millennial Trends for Business
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JOYCE BANDA
Africa's Second Female President & Former President of Malawi
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JANE LUTE
Cybersecurity & Homeland Security Expert with U.N. Experience
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DEVAL PATRICK
Leader in Social Impact Investing & Former Governor of Massachusetts
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HENRY WAXMAN
Leading Legislator in Congress on Issues of Health, Energy & Environment
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TOM COBURN
Guardian Against Washington Spending & U.S. Senator and Representative
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KAREN MILLS
Expert on the Power of Small Businesses as Driver of Economic Growth & Innovation
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WENDY DAVIS
Women's Rights Advocate & Former Texas State Senator
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MICHAEL MOSS
Expert on the Food Industry & Bestselling Author of Salt Sugar Fat
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JEAN-CLAUDE TRICHET
President of European Central Bank & Chair G30
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PAUL TUCKER
Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England & Expert on Banking and Monetary Policy
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ELIZABETH DUKE
Former Governor of the Federal Reserve & Expert on Retail Banking and Monetary Policy
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GOODLUCK JONATHAN
Former President Federal Republic of Nigeria
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PHIL LIBIN
Co-Founder of Evernote & Leader on Workforce Productivity & Culture
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SETH MATTISON
Workforce Strategist and Management Trendspotter
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JOE MOGLIA
Leadership Speaker with Executive Experience in Business & Sports
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JOHN MATTONE
World Authority on Corporate Culture, Culture Transformation & Leadership
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JEFF ROHRS
Technology Futurist, Social Media Expert, Marketing, Relationship & Branding Thought Leader
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JOHN STOSSEL
Current Events Commentator with a Libertarian Point of View
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Featured News

SULLY Movie Soars in Box Office Debut 

Clint Eastwood-directed SULLY, starring Tom Hanks as Captain Sullenberger, earned $35.5M in its opening weekend to win the box office and the reviews are phenomenal. Rolling Stone wrote: "The movie earns your attention and respect by digging deep, by finding the fear and self-doubt inside a man who'd never accept being defined as a hero. It's an eye-opener." From the Chicago Tribune"SULLY captures the essence of what made the Miracle on the Hudson so grippingly inspiring..." And Capt. Sullenberger was on the hot late night circuit with great appearances on Jimmy Kimmel and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Former PM Gillard of Australia writes insightful NYT Op-Ed "First Woman to First Woman"

In this insightful op-ed, former Prime Minister of Australia JULIA GILLARD writes: "What sustains someone through the rigors of modern politics, I tell them, are passion and purpose: knowing what you want to achieve for your nation and the world. Then I tell them to build a sense of self that can survive all the ugly sniping." PM Gillard continues to offer great insights to audiences around the world about the political and economic global arenas as well as bold perspectives on leadership.

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Peter Fuda is a "Leadership Transformation Master"

Here are some reviews about PETER FUDA, his work and his best-selling book, Leadership Transformed.

“It is very rare that a speaker is able to captivate an entire audience instantly, but Peter does it every time.” - John Karagounis, CEO, The CEO Circle Group

“I have seen many speakers on leadership – Peter is simply one of the best." - Ray Weekes, Chairman, The CEO Institute

“Peter is a leadership transformation master.” – Mark Weikel, President and CEO, LensCrafters

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Want a speaker who's presentation will have your event trending during and after the talk? Meet Abigail Posner...

Head of Strategic Planning at Google’s Creative Think Tank for Agencies and Brands ABIGAIL POSNER hits a home run again as her presentation made the Destination Marketing Association International Conference a trending topic within 10 min of her talk. The event brought together 1,300  attendees comprised of CEO/COO to entry level, in the focus areas of Sales, Marketing/PR, Finance/Admin, Membership, and Visitor Services. Her message was being enthusiastically shared by the audience during and after the event. An attendee from Tourism Tropical North Queensland wrote: "I found your presentation so inspirational and valuable. I took so many notes and I feel I can take a lot of your words about creativity back and use it within my role."

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THOUGHT LEADERS: Incredible speakers creating buzz with bold thinking

What does every meeting planner want from their keynote speaker? A presentation that will not only engage, inform, and inspire, but ultimately create a buzz that lasts well after your event ends. HWA’s newest exclusive speakers Steven Kotler and Charles Duhigg do just that.

Find out why meeting planners are soaring with praise for these incredible speakers >>

POLITICS: Election 2016 programs with unabashed candor

This election is clearly going to keep us on the edge of our seats right up until Election Day, but if you really want to get insights on the winding road ahead, consider speakers who are willing to unpeel the layers with candor.

Here are a few to keep on your radar >>