JOSH EARNEST: White House Press Secretary (2014-2017); Political Analyst, NBC & MSNBC 
  • A go-to voice for fresh and candid analysis on the political and economic implications of everything from proposed tax cuts to U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, in the past weeks Earnest has appeared on The Today Show, Morning Joe, All in with Chris Hayes, 11th Hour with Brian Williams and MSNBC's live coverage of President's Trump announcement about the Paris Agreement 
  • Drawing on his extensive boots-on-the-ground experience and unique insider's access, Earnest just delivered a keynote at the prestigious ASAE 2017 Government Relations Symposium chock-full of tangible takeaways on the shifting political and media landscape 

"We’ve received nothing but positive feedback about [Earnest's] presentation. Our crowd particularly appreciated his thoughtful responses to questions – they were not canned answers but very reasoned answers. The crowd also appreciated the time he spent with us – taking almost an hour of his time for the Q&A."

-Major U.S. Law Firm
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JOHN BOEHNER: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015); Senior Strategic Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Heralded for his "audacious honesty" at major conferences, Boehner recently made headlines in CNNPolitics, Business Insider, The Washington Post and more for his frank remarks as keynote at the 2017 KPMG Energy Conference 
  • Drawing on his 20+ years in the House and current role as a top strategic advisor, Boehner just delivered a riveting and crucial keynote, "What will it take to get things done?" at the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers' Employees Benefits Leadership Forum 

"[Speaker Boehner] rocked as our keynote….for the rest of our convention I had people coming up to tell me how much they enjoyed him….mostly because he was so candid. That’s Boehner!"

-Major Trade Association

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JACK LEW: Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016)
  • With over 25 years of government experience as well as top positions in the private sector, Jack Lew is sought-out for his sharp, fact- and experience-based analysis on the economic outlook and what is possible in Washington
  • Recently appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box and Bloomberg to offer insights on a wide range of issues, from the proposed health care bill to the federal tax proposal

"Jack has the distinction of having worked and succeeded in some of the toughest jobs in Washington and the private sector...And over past year, I’ve sought Jack’s advice on virtually every decision that I’ve made, from economic policy to foreign policy... And over the years, he’s built a reputation as a master of policy who can work with members of both parties and forge principled compromises."

- President Barack Obama 

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MAX BAUCUS: U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (2014-2017); U.S. Senator (D-MT) (1978-2013)
  • A regular on major networks thanks to his engaging, clear, analysis Baucus has shed light on China, trade, healthcare and the federal budget on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business and more
  • Set to deliver keynote for 2,000+ top level attendees at Lang Di Fintech 2017, China's largest global fintech show  
KARL ROVEIconic political pundit; Deputy Chief of Staff & Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush
LAWRENCE SUMMERSDirector, White House National Economic Council (2009-2010); Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2001)
  • Thorough, frank and shrewd op-eds on the proposed federal budget, Chinatax cuts, and the role of business leaders, have gone viral, republished in numerous outlets, driving the national conversation, and even leading to a hard-hitting interview on Bloomberg TV  
  • The only Treasury Secretary in the last half century to have left office with the national budget in surplus, Summers is in-demand by elite financial institutions for his ability to shed light on today's most pressing economic issues 
COKIE ROBERTS: Iconic Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR
MOHAMED EL-ERIAN: Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz; Chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council (2012-2017)
STEVE FORBESChairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
  • With a name synonymous with the world of economics and finance, Forbes recently shared revealing insights into economic growth in widely-shared op-eds, and market analysis on Fox Business News 
  • Set to deliver remarks on "America's Future in the Global Economy" at Springfield Public Forum and on business at the elite Synergy Global Forum
ELIZABETH SHERWOOD-RANDALLDeputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (2014-2017); Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense (1994-1996)
  • Just appeared on CNN to discuss the ongoing Russia investigation and missile-testing in North Korea 
  • A renowned national security and foreign affairs expert with experience at the Pentagon and in the White House, Sherwood-Randall breaks down even the most complex global challenges, highlighting the role of the U.S. in finding a successful and secure path forward 
Over the past weeks these HWA Speakers have been making headlines for their outspoken, candid analysis on the rapidly-evolving political and economic landscape. Sought-out by countless major media outlets, these speakers drive the national conversation, and bring the same energy, sharp insight, and forward-thinking to each of their engagements.