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Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States & Founder of the Clinton Foundation

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42nd President of the United States & Founder of the Clinton Foundation
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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 (1997-2006) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2001)

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Former Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2001)
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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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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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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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Karl Rove
Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush

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Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush
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Dick Cheney
Former Vice President of the United States

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Former Vice President of the United States
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Gretchen Carlson
Acclaimed broadcast news anchor & journalist; Host of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson

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Acclaimed broadcast news anchor & journalist; Host of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson
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Adam Braun
Founder, Pencils of Promise; Leader of the For-Purpose Industry

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Founder, Pencils of Promise; Leader of the For-Purpose Industry
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Cokie Roberts
Renowned Journalist and Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR

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Renowned Journalist and Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR
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Julia Gillard
27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)

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27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)
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Ehud Barak
Former Prime Minister of Israel

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Former Prime Minister of Israel
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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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Steve Forbes
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media

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Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
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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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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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Lawrence Summers
Director, White House National Economic Council (2009-2010); President, Harvard University (2001-2006); Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2001)

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Director, White House National Economic Council (2009-2010); President, Harvard University (2001-2006); Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2001)
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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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Edward Norton
Award-Winning Actor, Humanitarian and Entrepreneur

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Award-Winning Actor, Humanitarian and Entrepreneur
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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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Joe Lieberman
U.S. Senator from Connecticut (1988-2012); Advocate for Centrist Policies to Break Partisan Gridlock

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U.S. Senator from Connecticut (1988-2012); Advocate for Centrist Policies to Break Partisan Gridlock
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Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States & Founder of the Clinton Foundation
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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 (1997-2006) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2001)
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Sully Sullenberger
Sully Sullenberger
“Miracle on the Hudson” Captain and Leading Voice on Leadership & Execution Strategies
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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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Al  Gore
Al Gore
Former Vice President of the United States, Climate Activist & Tech Investor
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Karl  Rove
Karl Rove
Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush
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Dick Cheney
Dick Cheney
Former Vice President of the United States
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Gretchen Carlson
Gretchen Carlson
Acclaimed broadcast news anchor & journalist; Host of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson
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Adam  Braun
Adam Braun
Founder, Pencils of Promise; Leader of the For-Purpose Industry
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Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts
Renowned Journalist and Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR
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Julia Gillard
Julia Gillard
27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)
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Ehud Barak
Ehud Barak
Former Prime Minister of Israel
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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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Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
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Martin Luther  King, III
Martin Luther King, III
Civil Rights Activist & Global Humanitarian
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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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Lawrence  Summers
Lawrence Summers
Director, White House National Economic Council (2009-2010); President, Harvard University (2001-2006); Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2001)
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Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison
First African American Woman in Space
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Edward Norton
Edward Norton
Award-Winning Actor, Humanitarian and Entrepreneur
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Ronan Farrow
Ronan Farrow
Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of Millennial Generation
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Joe Lieberman
Joe Lieberman
U.S. Senator from Connecticut (1988-2012); Advocate for Centrist Policies to Break Partisan Gridlock
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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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GRETCHEN CARLSON
Acclaimed broadcast news anchor & journalist; Host of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson
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SULLY SULLENBERGER
“Miracle on the Hudson” Captain and Leading Voice on Leadership & Execution Strategies
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LARA LOGAN
Correspondent, 60 Minutes
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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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ABIGAIL POSNER
Head of Strategic Planning at Google's Creative Think Tank
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DICK COSTOLO
Former CEO of Twitter & Tech Entrepreneur
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BONIN BOUGH
Host and Mentor on LeBron James’ and CNBC’s Cleveland Hustles and Groundbreaking Marketing Strategist
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RONAN FARROW
Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of Millennial Generation
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ANN CURRY
National and International Correspondent for NBC News (2012-2015); Anchor, NBC News’ TODAY (1997-2012)
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MOHAMED EL-ERIAN
CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-2014); Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz
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ITZHAK PERLMAN
Renowned Violinist & Inspirational Speaker
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APRIL RINNE
Head of the Sharing Economy Working Group, World Economic Forum; Expert on New Marketplace Creation and Disruptive Innovation
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ADAM BRAUN
Founder, Pencils of Promise; Leader of the For-Purpose Industry
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ED BALLS
Former UK Shadow Chancellor and Chief Economic Advisor to the UK Treasury (2010-2015); Former Chair, International Monetary Fund Deputies Committee
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LIZA DONNELLY
Award-Winning Cartoonist, The New Yorker
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ALAN KRUEGER
Former Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers (2011-2013)
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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 (2012-2014)
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DEVAL PATRICK
Leader in Social Impact Investing & Former Governor of Massachusetts
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TOM COBURN
Guardian Against Washington Spending & U.S. Senator and Representative
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WENDY DAVIS
Women's Rights Advocate & Former Texas State Senator
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GOODLUCK JONATHAN
Former President Federal Republic of Nigeria
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Featured News

First 100 Days: Gain Insight Into the Economic Impact of the New Administration

What will Trump's first 100 days set in motion in terms of trade deals, tax reform, job creation and infrastructure spending—all issues central to Trump's campaign? These HWA Speakers are today's top economic minds, many of whom have advised presidents or are being sought by President-elect Trump. Since the election, the global stocks have enjoyed gains, the Fed has moved rates and new minimum wage laws have gone into effect. What fiscal policies will Trump and his new cabinet enact and reverse in the first 100 Days? 

HWA’s Economy Experts weigh in on the global economy, trade, growth, the Fed, taxes, the stock market, and more >>

Substantive Speakers on America’s Post-Election Reality

Substantive, experienced-based and thoughtful insights matter more than ever as America recovers from a polarizing election.  HWA Speakers have the gravitas to answer these important questions: What’s next for the Fed?  How do some Americans rejoin the Democracy after feeling left out?  What does a Republican president and Congress mean for U.S. jobs and trades? How will our geopolitical allegiances shift?  

See the HWA Speakers with the substance and experience needed for today’s conversations >>

New Year, New Projects: Renowned Journalist Gretchen Carlson Jump-Starts 2017

Recently named one of CNN’s Leading Women of 2016, acclaimed broadcast journalist GRETCHEN CARLSON is gearing up for an exceptional start to 2017. One of the country’s most recognized and successful news anchors, Carlson made a much-celebrated return to live television as a Guest Host of NBC’s Today Show on January 3rd. In a motivating segment focused on the new year, Carlson announced a series of initiatives she’s launching as she brings her distinct voice to new platforms. Starting mid-January, she revealed that she will be a monthly columnist for TIME’s digital publication Motto, writing about women and empowerment. Popular with event planners for her powerful message and incisive commentary, Carlson “is a remarkably talented and charismatic speaker that drew a large and energetic crowd and was an absolute pleasure to work with.” (The Richard Nixon Foundation)

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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..."   Capt. Sullenberger was also on the hot late night circuit with great appearances on Jimmy Kimmel and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and revisited the site of the emergency landing with Charlie Rose.

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Transform Your Thinking and Boost Productivity and Performance in 2017

What if you could transform lofty New Year’s resolutions and goals into actionable, tangible targets? What if you could unlock the key to increasing productivity, performance, profit and passion within your business? Renowned journalists, thought leaders and bestselling authors CHARLES DUHIGG and STEVEN KOTLER have the insight to produce these very results. Consistently praised by event planners, Kotler and Duhigg know how to get audiences to reach their maximum potential and make 2017 your most efficient and successful year yet. 

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

Event-Planner Favorite Cokie Roberts Brings America’s History Into The Present

Acclaimed political commentator and #1 New York Time’s bestselling author COKIE ROBERT’S wisdom is set to impact the next generation with the release of her latest book— Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation. A stunningly-illustrated, non-fiction picture book, Ladies of Liberty is based on Cokie’s critically acclaimed work for adults and delves into the iconic women—from Sacagawea to Abigail Adams—who shaped America’s history. Cokie appeared on Good Morning AmericaFox News, and Morning Joe to discuss her latest work, flawlessly weaving commentary on the book with insight into the United States’ incoming political administration and demonstrating the lessons that can be learned from history. Cokie even took her wisdom into a 5th grade classroom, highlighting her uncanny ability to provide a message that resonates with any audience. 

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