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
"Speaker John Boehner was a powerful presenter... his comments were candid and insightful, recognized the multi-nationality of the board, and reflected his wealth of experience and expertise in Washingto... Boehner commanded the room and held the attention of the audience for the entire session, balancing sincere and transparent remarks with interesting experiential commentary. In the Q&A portion, he tailored his answers carefully and was clear and concise in his responses, allowing us to ask many questions spanning a great diversity of topics."

- BMO Financial Group


"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..."

-Managed Healthcare Associates
With unparalleled experience on Capitol Hill serving in three of the most powerful positions in Congress, John Boehner  provides an unvarnished look at the dynamics in Washington. Consistently heralded for balancing engaging (and downright funny) anecdotes with substantive takeaways , Boehner's "audacious honesty" (as the Washington Post headlined), razor-sharp analysis, and refreshing willingness to highlight issues on both sides of the aisle, make him a smash hit and a go-to voice on decoding Congress and potential seat shakeups in the House and Senate.
Sought-out to deliver a keynote to 800 attendees at the 2019 AED Summit and share insights on the business and political landscape. 

Made headlines in The Washington PostCNN, NBC NewsUSA Today, and more for his candid commentary as a headliner at the Mackinac Policy Conference, where he addressed an audience of 1,600 on the current political climate. Boehner's dynamite session garnered tweets of praise such as: "This @SpeakerBoehner interview will rank among the top #MPC moments ever."; "#MPC18 had another amazing lineup of speakers. @SpeakerBoehner was a crowd favorite."; "Outstanding discussion around civility and our nation’s future from @SpeakerBoehner and @DevinScillian #MPC18"

Recently engaged in a dynamic Q&A at KMPG's U.S. Cross-Border Tax Conference, and for LIMRA's Annual Conference to discuss "The Trump Presidency: What's Next for Our Democracy." 

PEGGY NOONANPulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The Wall Street Journal; Political Analyst, NBC News & MSNBC; Bestselling Author, The Time of Our Lives; 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....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

A leading conservative voice whose appeal reaches beyond partisan bounds, Peggy Noonan brings to life U.S. politics with fresh insights and thoughtful analysis. An iconic journalist who's exceptional commentary has been a guiding voice during America's most divisive and challenging times, Noonan was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her prescient columns during the 2016 presidential election, and, as the prize committee said: "rising to the moment with beautifully rendered columns that connected readers to the shared virtues of Americans during one of the nation’s most divisive political campaigns."
An in-demand speaker, Noonan is set to deliver a keynote address for 1,200 CEOs and senior executives at the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America's Annual Meeting on "This Moment in American History," as well as 900 students at Washington University's Founders Day, and an intimate group of CEOs at a premier bank.

Recently delivered a keynote for 1,600 attendees at the Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference, as well as 1,700 executives and physicians at the American Hospital Assocation's Annual Membership Meeting, earning praise on Twitter such as: "Yesterday’s @ahahospitals annual meeting featured speaker Peggy #Noonan gives me hope that we can still trust parts of the media."

Noonan's weekly WSJ column, Declarations, garners millions of readers each week. Her most recent column, is a powerful message on improving trust in American institutions. 
MAX BAUCUS: 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); External Advisory Board, Central Intelligence Agency
"Sen Baucus provided a very insightful view about the current and future relations between China and the United States. Our clients and staff really appreciated his unique perspective. Sen Baucus was a great keynote speaker for our event. Thank you for your recommendation."

- Major Multinational Bank
With decades of experience in Washington, and credited with leading the passage of Free Trade Agreements with 11 countries, Max Baucus is a renowned policy expert regularly sought-out for his insights into trade, taxes, health care, and more.  A fixture on news programs from Bloomberg to CNBC, Baucus knows what it takes to push policy through Congress and the potential for bipartisan support.
Sought-out to engage in a high-profile roundtable discussion on the economic implications fo the Belt and Road Initiative at the University of Chicago's presitgious U.S.- China Forum. 

Recently selected to deliver a keynote at the Daiwa Capital Markets Conference, shedding light on "Present and Future U.S. Politics." 

In-demand for his shrewd insights on the implications of the summit between the United States and North Korea, Baucus made headlines for his interview with Brooke Baldwin on CNN
MICHAEL NUTTER: 98th Mayor of Philadelphia; CNN Contributor 

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

- Novo Nordisk A/S

With over 20 years experience as an elected official and current role as a commentator on CNN, Michael Nutter is a political powerhouse who is in-demand for his invaluable insider insights, engaging (and humorous) commentary, and thought leadership on today's top issues. An advisor for top organizations across industries including Bloomberg's What Works Cities Program and Denton's, Nutter is heralded for his innovative and forward-thinking policy expertise. 
Nutter has been sought-out for a series of fascinating, in-depth interviews to discuss today's political landscape, policy innovation, and public leadership. He was just invited to engage in an intimate discussion on the current political environment at Harvard's Institute of Politics as well as a fireside chat at Harvard's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

Nutter was recently featured in WHYY's Emmy Award-Winning program "Friday Arts," where he shed light on his recent memoir Mayor: The Best Job in Politics and discussed his life in politics and lessons learned.

Recently sought-out by the Aspen Institute's Washington Ideas Roundtable Series and at at the National Press Club Headliners Book Event.
KARL ROVE: Foremost 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 Author 

"One word: Awesome!"

-Advice A/S

"He absolutely knocked it out of the park. The most conservative Republicans, to the most liberal Democrats, in the audience raved on about his speech..."

- National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

"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

With over four decades of experience in the political arena, Karl Rove is an iconic strategist whose provocative and robust knowledge of the major issues of the day have made him one of the most sought-after commentators of our time. Rove has been described by Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of the Weekly Standard as “the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation… He knows history, understands the moods of the public, and is a visionary on matters of public policy.” 
An incredibly in-demand speaker thanks to his razor-sharp, engaging commentary, Rove is set to speak at the upcoming Ozy Fest 2018-- described as "TED meets Coachella"-  the Alabama Bankers Association CEO & Executive Management Conference, Cetera Financial Group's Connect 2018,  the AHIMA Convention, and Guilford College's Bryan Series for 3,000 attendees. 

Recently sought-out to headline and serve as honorary director of the Baker Institute's Presidential Elections Conference, delivering insights into today's political climate and upcoming elections, and garnering tweets of praise, such as: "Many thanks KarlRove & MajorCBS for a stimulating keynote discussion on #presidential elections in the United States! #BakerPresElections"

A frequent commentator on Fox, Rove's analysis regularly makes headlines in other outlets. Recently he unpacked results from the first way of primary elections.
BEN RHODES: 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 and generous with the students. Everybody appreciated his acute and thoughtful answers to the many questions asked... The students who attended the Q & A were enthusiastic and the public clearly enjoyed his open presentation."

- Indiana University

"Everything went smooth as silk. Ben talked with many, many people and generated lots of follow-up conversations and thinking by faculty and students — that’s just what we want."

-Stanford University
Currently serving as the Chief International Advisor for Former President Barack Obama, Ben Rhodes is a leading voice on politics and foreign affairs with over 15 years experience working in Washington. Renowned for his leadership during the secret negotiations with Cuba and his as a prominent advisor on the Join Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, Rhodes has been sought-out to speak everywhere from the ASpen Ideas Festival to Stanford University. 
Sought-out to speak at the upcoming Confecamaras Congress in Colombia, addressing 1,200 senior executives of national and international chambers of commerce. 

With Rhode's book The World as It Is an instant bestseller on Amazon and The New York Times, Rhodes has been sought-out for interviews by New York MagazineCBS This MorningCNNNPR and more to share details from his book, insights into policymaking during the Obama administration, and commentary on Washington today. The book has also made headlines in  The Washington PostThe New York TimesThe GuardianThe AtlanticPeople, and more. 

As The New Yorker wrote in its exceptional book review: "More than any other White House memoirist, Rhodes is a creature of the man he served... This is the closest view of Obama we’re likely to get until he publishes his own memoir."
JIM MESSINA: CEO, The Messina Group; Campaign Manager for President Obama's successful 2012 re-election campaign & Senior Strategic Adviser for David Cameron’s EU referendum campaign; White House Deputy Chief of Staff (2009-2011); National Chair, Organizing for Action

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

-Global Retail Marketing Association

"Jim Messina was fantastic! Everyone loved him and what he had to say...I would recommend him to anyone." 

- National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

When political strategist Jim Messina used big data and technology to help President Barack Obama win a second term in the White House, Bloomberg Businessweek called it “the highest-wattage crash course in executive management ever undertaken.” Currently the CEO of the Messina Group, Messina is in demand for his shrewd commentary, regularly appearing on major networks to decode what is happening in Washington and shed light on current events.
In-demand to deliver a keynote for hundreds of executives on the Political Forecast of the US Midterm Elections at Western Energy Institute's upcoming Annual Meeting, as well as engage in a point-counterpoint debate for a multinational investment bank. 

Delivered a keynote and engaged in an in-depth Q&A at the Iowa Credit Union League's Legislative Conference, sharing insights into grassroots campaigns and today's political climate. 

Recently made headlines for his candid commentary on MSNBC, discussing the ongoing summit developments between the U.S. and North Korea. 
STEVE FORBES: Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media; Bestselling Author

"We could not have had a better speaker... His experience, sense of humor and easy going manner made him an instant hit with our audience. He was gracious in every regard. In addition, his vast knowledge of the subject matter was evident from every comment he made to the audience and our local media."

-Surrey Regional Economic Summit

"Mr. Forbes was gracious and generous with his time... everyone agreed he was the smartest guy in the room."

-American Bakers Association
OLYMPIA SNOWE: U.S. Senator from Maine (1995-2013); Member of U.S. House of Representatives (1979-1995); Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center; Co-chairs Commission on Political Reform

"Senator Snowe gave a wonderful lecture to our faculty, staff, students, alumni and surrounding UNC community. Her topic, 'What’s Gone Wrong in Washington, and Why It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way', certainly resonated with every audience member and highlighted Senator Snowe’s skills and reputation as a consensus builder in Washington. What is more, Senator Snowe is so gracious and engaging. This was one of the best lectures we have ever had at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School."

-UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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

"I want to congratulate and thank you for your truly outstanding presentation at the dinner last night. Your realistic view of the world situation, while sobering, was informative, incisive and very professionally presented. The audience of approximately 1,200 was extremely attentive and moved by your remarks. In my more than 15 years of arranging for 'celebrity' speakers at the Traffic Club dinners, I do not recall any of our speakers receiving the standing ovation which you received... "

-Traffic Club of Pittsburgh
HOWARD DEAN: MSNBC Contributor; Chairman, Democratic National Committee (2005-2009); 79th Governor of Vermont (1991-2003); Founder, Democracy for America

"Governor Dean hit a homerun. Really a GREAT speaker for a medical audience."

-Providence Health & Services California

"...It was pleasure to work with Governor Dean who was kind, agreeable and completely cooperative. An absolute joy to work with!"

-DTC Perspectives, Inc.
With midterm elections approaching and political uncertainty dominating the headlines, these HWA commentators offer illuminating, substantive, and downright interesting analysis of today's political climate and what we can expect.