• U.S. Senator (R-AZ) (2013-2018)
  • U.S. Congressman (R-AZ) (2001-2013)
  • Contributor, CBS News

"We loved [Senator Flake]… it went very smoothly."

-Hudson Library Historical Society

  • First Black Woman to be a Gubernatorial Nominee of a Major Party in the U.S.
  • Minority Leader of Georgia House of Representatives (2011-2017)

"People tend to remember the first time they heard Stacey Abrams speak, and it’s easy to see why..."

- TIME Magazine

  • Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015)
  • House Minority Leader (2007-11)
  • House Majority Leader (2006-07)

"The speaker 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

  • CEO, The Messina Group
  • Campaign Manager for President Obama's successful 2012 re-election campaign
  • White House Deputy Chief of Staff (2009-2011)

"Jim was superlative! The whole Forum was incredibly successful and Jim was definitely a highlight, on and off the stage. "

-Global Retail Marketing Association

  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The Wall Street Journal
  • Political Analyst, NBC News & MSNBC
  • Former Special Assistant & Speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan

"[Peggy Noonan] is writing with such transparent conscience that I believe that she captures the American condition and the American voice....She is perceptive, persuasive, principled and patriotic."

- Tunku Varadarajan, professor at NYU’s Stern Business School, on Forbes.com

  • President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Planned Parenthood Action Fund (2006-2018)
  • New York Times Bestselling Author, Make Trouble
  • Advocate for Women's Health and Reproductive Rights

"It went so well. The conversation was a big hit... She was just phenomenal: pithy, on topic, personable. So many people came up to me afterward to say how much they enjoyed Cecile and the conversational format."

-Freedom From Religion Foundation

  • Foremost Conservative Commentator & Strategist
  • Fox News Contributor & Wall Street Journal Columnist
  • Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush

"Karl was a huge success and so easy to work with. He did a fabulous job and our attendees loved him."

-Alabama Bankers Association

  • Political Contributor, NBC News & MSNBC
  • New York Times Bestselling Author, The World As It Is
  • Deputy National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama (2009-2017)

"Ben was wonderful. Everybody appreciated his acute and thoughtful answers to the many questions asked..."

- Indiana University

  • Senior Political Commentator, CNN
  • U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (1995-2007)
  • 2016 & 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate

"Senator Santorum's presentation was unusually informative... Rick also has some great stories and gave a highly entertaining presentation."

-The Bipartisan Policy Center

  • 47th Governor of Michigan (2002-2011)
  • Senior Political Commentator,
  • Bestselling Author of "A Governor's Story"

"Governor Granholm was incredible! She blew the roof off the place, in fact. That and she was a delight to work with." 

- Broadbent Institute

  • Former Chair of the Republican National Committee
  • MSNBC Political Analyst

"He was phenomenal. What a perfectly brilliant evening we enjoyed with Mr. Steele!"

-Western Carolina University

  • Founder, Deeds Not Words
  • Texas State Senator (2009-2015)

"The event was spectacular. Wendy was an absolute joy to work with and our supporters were blown away by her."

-Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

  • Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media

"Steve Forbes was absolutely fantastic! I would highly recommend Steve to any group looking for a speaker that will be a draw and give a most informative presentation."

-Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

  • U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (2014-2017)
  • U.S. Senator (D-MT) (1978-2013); Chair, Senate Finance Committee (2007-2014)

"The event was a great success!! We have received many compliments and positive feedback."

-Chinese American Federation

  • U.S. Senator from Oklahoma (2005-2015)
  • U.S. Representative from Oklahoma (1995-2001)

'Sen. Coburn was awesome and the reviews have been great."

-College of American Pathologists

  • 98th Mayor of Philadelphia (2008-2016)
  • Author, Mayor: The Best Job in Politics

"It went very well. Mayor Nutter has been most delightful to work with for this event."

- Novo Nordisk A/S


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