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President 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee and 67th U.S. Secretary of State

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2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee and 67th U.S. Secretary of State
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H.R. McMaster
26th U.S. National Security Advisor

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26th U.S. National Security Advisor
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Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)

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Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)
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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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Peggy Noonan
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The Wall Street Journal; Bestselling Author: Political contributor, NBC & MSNBC

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The Wall Street Journal; Bestselling Author: Political contributor, NBC & MSNBC
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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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Gary Cohn
Director, National Economic Council (2017-18); President & COO of Goldman Sachs (2006-2017)

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Director, National Economic Council (2017-18); President & COO of Goldman Sachs (2006-2017)
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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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Jane Pauley
Host, CBS Sunday Morning

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Host, CBS Sunday Morning
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John Boehner
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015)

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Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015)
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Kofi Annan
Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2001)

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Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2001)
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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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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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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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Maria Shriver
Award-Winning Journalist, Producer; Six-Time NY Times Bestselling Author; First Lady of California

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Award-Winning Journalist, Producer; Six-Time NY Times Bestselling Author; First Lady of California
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Penny Pritzker
U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017); Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017); Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group
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Henry Kissinger
U.S. Secretary of State (1973-1977); Nobel Peace Laureate

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U.S. Secretary of State (1973-1977); Nobel Peace Laureate
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Jack Lew
Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016); White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013)

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Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016); White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013)
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Mohamed El-Erian
Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz; CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-2014)

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Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz; CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-2014)
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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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Al Gore
Vice President of the United States (1993-2001); Founder & Chairman, The Climate Reality Project; Tech Investor

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Vice President of the United States (1993-2001); Founder & Chairman, The Climate Reality Project; Tech Investor
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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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Ronan Farrow
Contributing Reporter, The New Yorker; Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of the Millennial Generation

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Contributing Reporter, The New Yorker; Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of the Millennial Generation
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President Bill Clinton
President Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States & Founder of the Clinton Foundation
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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton
2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee and 67th U.S. Secretary of State
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H.R. McMaster
H.R. McMaster
26th U.S. National Security Advisor
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Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)
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Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
NBA All Star & High Energy Motivational Speaker
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Jane Pauley
Jane Pauley
Host, CBS Sunday Morning
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John Boehner
John Boehner
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015)
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Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan
Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2001)
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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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Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts
Renowned Journalist and Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR
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Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
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Maria Shriver
Maria Shriver
Award-Winning Journalist, Producer; Six-Time NY Times Bestselling Author; First Lady of California
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Penny  Pritzker
Penny Pritzker
U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017); Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group
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Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger
U.S. Secretary of State (1973-1977); Nobel Peace Laureate
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Jack Lew
Jack Lew
Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016); White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013)
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Mohamed El-Erian
Mohamed El-Erian
Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz; CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-2014)
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Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison
First African-American Woman in Space
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Al  Gore
Al Gore
Vice President of the United States (1993-2001); Founder & Chairman, The Climate Reality Project; Tech Investor
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Julia Gillard
Julia Gillard
27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)
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Ronan Farrow
Ronan Farrow
Contributing Reporter, The New Yorker; Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of the Millennial Generation
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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
"Don and Ellen and their team have a level of dedication to their speakers and clients that shows the true nature of this agency: they care, they strive for excellence, and they consistently exceed expectations. Their attention to detail leads to satisfaction and success at every event. I am very glad to be in such company, and I’ve never questioned that this is the agency for me."

- Captain Sully Sullenberger
As usual, the level of service and attention to detail provided by The Harry Walker Agency was of the utmost caliber.

- Clover Capital Management, Inc
"The efforts of the Harry Walker Agency are unmatched in the business. They have distinguished themselves through the close relationships they've built with their clients, as well as their constant energy and dedication, enabling someone as ambitious as me to express my own philosophical ideas to the universe. I always look to have fun at my engagements and HWA has always managed to put that above everything else!"

- Shaquille O'Neal
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 Harry Walker Agency -- Don, Ellen, and their entire team -- is simply the gold standard in the business. They always want to optimize their speakers' engagements with the event hosts in order to ensure maximum success for all involved. They provide the utmost attention to detail so that all the logistics involved work seamlessly and the event brief is thorough. All this careful work makes it easy to be on time and on topic. It is a pleasure to be associated with HWA and to appear under their banner."

- Julia Gillard
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GARY COHN
Director, National Economic Council (2017-18); President & COO of Goldman Sachs (2006-2017)
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H.R. MCMASTER
26th U.S. National Security Advisor
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JUAN MANUEL SANTOS
President of Colombia (2010-2018) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2016)
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CECILE RICHARDS
President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Planned Parenthood Action Fund (2006-2018); Bestselling Author
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JOSEPH LUBIN
Founder and CEO, ConsenSys, blockchain venture studio
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RICHARD THALER
Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
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MARIA SHRIVER
Award-Winning Journalist, Producer; Six-Time NY Times Bestselling Author; First Lady of California
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PEGGY NOONAN
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The Wall Street Journal; Bestselling Author: Political contributor, NBC & MSNBC
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Featured News

Preparing for the 2018 Midterms

In today's heated political atmosphere, HWA Speakers on both sides of the aisle are in-demand for their frank, insightful, and engaging analysis. Sought-out across media platforms and receiving rave reviews from audiences worldwide, our speakers are driving the national conversation, providing leaders from both the public and private sector the guidance needed in planning for the possible outcomes of the Midterm Elections.

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Geopolitical Outlook >>

Balancing Perspectives: Duos & Debates >>

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Artificial Intelligence & Digital Disruption

As technological developments continue at break neck speeds, impacting businesses across industries and fundamentally changing the way we work, consume and live, these HWA experts are qualified to address questions at the at the top of business leaders' and employees' minds. Whether shedding light on both the opportunities and threats in automation, revealing the next wave in artificial intelligence, or preparing your business for the impacts of disruption, HWA represents some of the leading minds of the new economy and tech. 

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Maria Shriver’s new book offers meaningful wisdom and guidance                         

New York Times Bestselling Author MARIA SHRIVER’s new book I’ve Been Thinking…, is a refreshingly honest and powerful source of wisdom, guidance and encouragement for those seeking a meaningful life.  Already selected as one of Barnes & Noble's Books to Watch in 2018  and by Hoda Kotb for her "Favorite Things of the Week" on The Today ShowI’ve Been Thinking… draws on Maria's own experiences as a prominent woman juggling myriad professional and personal roles and facing the challenges, stresses and unpredictable moments that come with it, Maria’s book provides lessons for people at any stage in life. Revealing a roadmap for how to move forward in life in a positive and purpose-driven direction, I’ve Been Thinking… is one of those books people will turn to again and again, and is already receiving praise for its inspiration and tangible takeaways. “Maria Shriver is a beacon of compassion and understanding—a life force” (Journalist Tom Brokaw); “Maria Shriver is a person of unusual compassion, intelligence, and honor. If you want to feel uplifted, inspired, and comforted, read it. This book, like its author, is a precious gift to the world” (Bestselling Author Martha Beck); “There’s so much noise in the world, so many distractions, responsibilities, choices. Shriver’s soulful words of wisdom, guidance, and strength are both beautiful and invaluable” (Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder, Omega Institute). 

Captain Sullenberger’s game-changing lessons featured in Forbes

CAPTAIN SULLY SULLENBERGER, the famed pilot who became an international hero after the emergency landing of Flight 1549 on the Hudson River, shared key insights on risk management and leadership with The Forbes Interview podcast. In a fascinating and informative one hour interview, Captain Sullenberger dives into the crux of an issue facing individuals and organizations across industries: “What we’re all trying to do ultimately is find ways to improve human performance in complicated systems that all involve inherent risk.” Drawing on his experience during the “Miracle on the Hudson,” as well as the wide range of roles he’s held as a trusted safety and risk-management expert since, Captain Sullenberger provides game-changing takeaways on what it takes to thrive under pressure both in business and life, how to build a team that can manage risk, and how to lead by example. It’s a message he’s shared with audiences worldwide, always receiving rave reviews: “There was not one sound in the room the entire time that he spoke... When you book a speaking engagement with Captain Sullenberger, you will definitely get more than your money’s worth" (Cox Media Group).

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Ann Curry debuts powerful new PBS series: We'll Meet Again

Award-winning journalist ANN CURRY is the Executive Producer and reporter behind PBS's We'll Meet Again, a new series that features dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed, and then separated, at pivotal moments. Emphasizing the resilience, kindness and strength of the human spirit, We'll Meet Again reveals the human side of world changing events like the Vietnam War, 9/11, and the internment of the Japanese during World War II. In interviews with the series’ subjects, Curry beautifully draws out the power of human connection and reminds us of our overriding similarities even during divisive times. The series is already making headlines in outlets such as The Los Angeles Times, and Curry was recently sought-out for an interview on CBS’ This Morning in which she opened up about the production of We’ll Meet Again and shared insightful remarks about the need to achieve true gender equality.  It’s a message Curry echoed in her recent exclusive interview with Forbes, in which she called for more women in leadership positions. On screen, Curry showcases the same passion, breadth of knowledge, and generosity of spirit she is heralded for by audiences at events. With an uncanny ability to bring current events and history to life through impactful, human-focused stories that resonate, Curry illuminates how people might take a stand or make a difference in their own lives.

Watch the trailer for Ann Curry's We'll Meet Again >>

Charles Duhigg’s new podcast is #1 on iTunes

Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist CHARLES DUHIGG is the host of a fascinating new five-part New York Times podcast, Change Agent. The podcast is inspired by all of the people who have solicited Duhigg’s help in solving their problems since the release of his groundbreaking book The Power of Habit, which has spent over three years on the New York Times Bestsellers List. People from all walks of life, from an addicted online shopper to a recovering alcoholic to a business-owner struggling with employee attendance, have sought Duhigg’s insights into turning obstacles into opportunity and implementing the revolutionary research he uncovered on habit formation. Instantly shooting to #1 on iTunes, each engaging episode of Change Agent unearths surprising stories from science and business that offer answers to people’s problems, tracking whether the solutions actually work. Showcasing Duhigg’s knack for riveting storytelling and chock-full of actionable takeaways, the podcast perfectly demonstrates why Duhigg is a hit with audiences at each and every one of his events. Just take a look at his recent rave reviews: "Charles was fantastic, as we knew he would be. He was also kind enough to sign some books for us, and take photos with a couple of the attendees. Just great!" (Wolters Kluwer); "Charles was amazing. He resonated with the audience, and lifted up the event. What a great thinker and speaker! I would highly recommend him." (Realtor.com)

Listen to Charles Duhigg's new podcast Change Agent >>