A Message from the Walkers

Don Walker Ellen Kazis-Walker

"We are and have always been a family business. We'd like to tell you about our family: it's made up of thousands of meeting planners who trust us with coordinating every detail of securing speakers for their most important events. We understand the pressures the meeting planner is under and we do whatever we can to anticipate and alleviate any challenges, so that when the speaker finishes and the applause begins, the meeting planner is the hero and the applause is for them as well.

We care for our speakers as if they're family, concerning ourselves with every aspect of their speaking careers, ensuring that they are well tended to and fully briefed, and their travel arrangements are handled sensitively and effectively, so that they can be at their best in front of the audience and its meeting planner.

And it is our family of colleagues here at the Agency, who have been with us an average of 10 years- several with us over 25 years. A group of extraordinary people whose dedication is unsurpassed in any corporation in the country. It is because of them that the Harry Walker Agency has remained the premier agency of our day.

Although much as changed, we think we are at our core the same agency that Harry Walker founded in 1946. We still maintain those same enduring values and timeless principles that have been our focus all this time: taking care of the speaker, taking care of the meeting planner, and taking care of each other, one successful event at a time."

Don and Ellen

OUR REPUTATION

President Bill Clinton

"Don and Ellen Walker and their extraordinary team at HWA have represented me for my Speaking Engagements for over a decade. HWA is the best. They have always demonstrated unmatched professionalism and unsurpassed excellence. Knowing that HWA is in my corner has given me the freedom to spend most of my time on the work of the Clinton Foundation."

President Bill Clinton

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Celebrity Focus

"We have worked with just about every agency in the country, but I have never dealt with a shop as 'customer satisfaction' oriented as yours. You should be very proud of your team. It's the best I've ever seen."

Celebrity Focus

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Pictured from left: Don Walker, Harry Walker, President Jimmy Carter, President Gerald Ford, Mrs. Esther Walker, President Richard Nixon

WHO WE ARE

The Harry Walker Agency is the World’s Leading Speakers Agency. Since 1946 we have proudly represented the world’s most prominent speakers. We have long-standing and successful relationships with hundreds of speakers worldwide, many of whom you won't find anywhere else.  We leverage those deep speaker relationships to help meeting planners find the right speakers for their unique events.  We see ourselves as being a part of the greatest conversations happening around the world. Conversations which inspire us, inform us, guide us and challenge us.  

OUR MISSION

We still maintain the same enduring values and timeless principles that have been our focus since Harry Walker founded this Agency in 1946: taking care of the speaker, taking care of the meeting planner, and taking care of each other, one successful event at a time.

THE HWA DIFFERENCE

Our HWA Agents are the most experienced in the industry, many of whom have been with us for over 25 years. We know the speakers and their presentations in detail, and put that knowledge to use for you on every event on which we collaborate.  Our agents love to chat about our speakers, and are always open to questions and ideas. 

In addition, our Event Management Team ensures worry-free engagements. Every step of the way, our team is available to you 24/7, making certain speakers are fully briefed on your group, the audience, where they need to be, and when they need to be there.

Our team is YOUR team. We bring the highest level of professionalism to every event and pride ourselves on creating a true partnership with you – the host organization – from speaker selection until the final applause.  

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