With 2018 midterm elections and even 2020 presidential campaign talk already dominating headlines, audiences are eager to hear what to expect from the future political landscape. These HWA Speakers are heralded for their spot-on analysis and ability to break down the most pressing issues in ways that inform and engage audiences from both sides of the aisle.
PEGGY NOONANPulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The Wall Street Journal; Bestselling Author, The Time of Our Lives; Political Analyst, NBC News & MSNBC; Former Special Assistant & Speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan
The time of our lives: A conversation with Peggy Noonan and John Dickerson  | LIVE EVENT

"[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

  • Selected to deliver insights into leadership and current events in Washington as the keynote for the American Hospital Association's 2018 Annual Membership Meeting for over 1,500 attendees. 
  • Recently participated in "An Evening of Perspective with Peggy Noonan" at the World Affairs Council,
  • Regularly sought-out as an analyst on NBC News and MSNBC, Noonan provides balanced commentary on today's top issues, speaking to issues raised by both Democrats and the GOP. 
JOSH EARNESTWhite House Press Secretary (2014-2017); Political Analyst, NBC News & MSNBC
Josh Earnest in Conversation
"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

"Everything with Josh went so well! He did a great job at the debate and everyone I spoke to at the reception couldn’t stop talking about how kind and personable he was."

-George Washington University
  • Recently invited to shed light on his time in the White House and provide analysis on the current political landscape as the keynote for Village Shalom's Ages of Excellence, where he received the following rave review: "Josh Earnest was LOVELY! He was extremely easy to work with, he was very kind and personable to our guests, his remarks were on point..."
  • Just delivered a keynote entitled "The Briefing: Today's Headlines in Perspective" at the NEASC Annual Meeting and Conference
  • Sought-out for both the upcoming University of Missouri Cockefair Chair Lecture and Florida Southern College Distinguished Speaking Series. 
JOHN BOEHNERSpeaker 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
John Boehner at LIMRA

"The feedback could not have been better. His comfortable presentation style created a warm and intimate environment – even in a room filled with over 1,000 attendees. His stories were funny, insightful, heart-filled and engaging."

-The American College of Financial Services
 

"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... 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
MICHAEL NUTTER: 98th Mayor of Philadelphia; CNN Contributor
Michael Nutter on "The Athenian Oath and Political Leadership in America"

"Mayor Nutter is leaving Philadelphia safer, bigger, better educated at the collegiate level, more cosmopolitan and... more prosperous than he found it... On his watch, millennials and immigrants flooded in, the city’s profile on the world stage grew, and corruption was simply not tolerated."

- Patrick Kerksta, Writer for Philadelphia Magazine 

KARL ROVEForemost Conservative Commentator & Strategist; Fox News Contributor & Wall Street Journal Columnist; Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush; New York Times Bestselling Suthor
Karl Rove

"Your remarks were extremely insightful and very helpful to our industry leaders. Your comments on the the current political atmosphere and the prognosis for the future were most informative. We appreciate your also taking the time to greet and speak with so many of the meeting attendees."

- Edison Electric Institute
 

"Karl was AMAZING. All attendee’s just thoroughly enjoyed his presentation. The audience was very quiet in previous keynotes, but Karl had a way to break the ice and get people talking and asking questions. It changed the dynamic of the CIO Exchange and we really appreciate it!"

-Opus

COKIE ROBERTS: Iconic Journalist; Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR; Regular Guest on Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski
An Evening with Cokie Roberts

"The event was a HUGE success! Cokie was fabulous – incredibly gracious with her time at both the dinner and patron reception, and her lecture was one of the best we have ever had in the series! Our ED has been receiving calls all day from folks still excited about last night – it was truly a pleasure hosting Cokie at OHS and it has been wonderful working with you and your whole team."

-Oregon Historical Society

"Cokie was fabulous. She was easily the best speaker we have ever had. Such a delight on so many levels."

-Center for Women in Law, The University of Texas-Austin
  •  Recently selected as a headliner for the New Jersey Speaker Series, the Boston Speakers Series, and the Philadelphia Speaker Series, generating praise on Twitter such as: "@CokieRoberts was tonight’s speaker at the njpac speakers series! Just brilliant, wonderful to listen to facts! Thank you Cokie!"; "Excellent evening at the @WidenerUniv Philadelphia Speaker Series listening to @CokieRoberts discuss partisanship in the US"
  • Just spoke at the Anti-Defamation League's BocaWest Lecture Event, where she received the following rave review: "Cokie was terrific! The audience loved her. Her presentation was informative, thoughtful and witty..."
RICK SANTORUMSenior Political Commentator, CNN; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (1995-2007); 2016 & 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate
Rick Santorum: Keynote at TPPF's #PO2014

"The event was a great success. Senator Santorum was extremely generous with his time and in sharing himself with our members. We’ve had many very pleased comments from our members about the Senator and about his remarks. "

-Economic Club Of Southwestern Michigan
 

"In this political moment that we’re navigating, Senator Santorum has his fingers on the pulse…[His] presentation to our Board of Directors was unusually informative. His unvarnished take on the inner workings of Washington and understanding of the national mood was valuable to our strategic decisions over the course of the day. Rick also has some great stories and gave a highly entertaining presentation."

-The Bipartisan Policy Center

  •  Recently sought-out by George Washington University's YAF Speaker Series, where he generated Tweets of excited anticipation, including: "Students already lining up to see @RickSantorum speak at GW."
  • Selected to speak on the national political landscape at Michigan State University's upcoming fundraising dinner. 
  • Frequently in-demand by major media outlets, Santorum recently provided sharp insights on CNN following Doug Jones’ victory in the Alabama Senate race, and served as a guest on David Axelrod’s The Axe Files
JENNIFER GRANHOLM47th Governor of Michigan (2002-2011); Senior Political Commentator, CNN
 

"Everything was perfect. She was phenomenal, as always, and we have received great feedback from our guests."

-Consumers Energy
BRET STEPHENSOp-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... It couldn't have gone more smoothly."

- Community Advocates, Inc.

WILLIAM BENNETTBestselling Author; Frequent Contributor to Fox News and Fox Business; Former Secretary of Education (1985-1988)
 

"Dr. Bennett did a great job for us. He was engaging, interesting, relevant and answered our questions comprehensively. And he had done some research to make sure he had latest facts and figures."

- CSC Consulting 

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

"She was great! Great presentation, funny and personable, and she did a great job of keeping it non-partisan."

- AEW Capital Management

Insightful commentators seen on our computer and TV screens daily, these HWA Speakers bring substance, wit and energy to every engagement.  Let's connect, and discuss bringing one of HWA's leading political commentators to your next event. 

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