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 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 Washington... Boehner commanded the room and held the attention of the audience for the entire session, balancing sincere and transparent remarks with interesting experiential commentary..."
- BMO Financial Group
"Speaker Boehner was a big hit with our audience. His presentation was insightful, amusing and thought-provoking, and it was an unvarnished assessment of what's going on in Washington and American politics."
-Edison Electric Institute

"The Speaker rocked as our keynote...mostly because he was so candid. That’s Boehner!"

-Major Trade Association
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 go-to voice.
Selected as the keynote for The AED Summit's upcoming Centennial Celebration for 800 attendees. 

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"

Boehner's insights at the recent 2018 Medical Innovation Summit made headlines in local news for his up-front insights on healthcare. 
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.
An in-demand speaker, Noonan is set to deliver a keynote address for 750 business, community and educational leaders at Westmont College, and hundreds of CEOs and business owners at Iowa's Association of Business and Indutry's Taking Care of Business Conference.

Recently delivered a keynote 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 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."
CLARENCE PAGEPulitzer Prize Winning Journalist; Member of Chicago Tribune’s Editorial Board

"A great newspaper columnist is a tour guide. He points out what's important, helps interpret what we're seeing, warns us of possible dangers. When he gets the opportunity, he'll jolly up the excursion with a bit of humor... Clarence Page meets all these tests with flying colors. His millions of readers look to him for common sense and fair-mindedness that is, I must confess, rarely found today. Like others in his league... Clarence is admired for the way his mind works. More than that, people warm to the steady hum of his conscience."

- MSNBC Host, Chris Matthews

Pulitzer Prize winner Clarence Page is one of the most nationally recognized and highly regarded syndicated columnists in the country. A member of the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board, Page is also a frequent panelist on The McLaughlin Group, commentator on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, and political analyst on MSNBC, Page decodes top political issues with clarity, balance and humor. 
An in-demand speaker, Page recently moderated a the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance's 2018 Symoisum, and is set to host the 2018 AARP Purpose Prize Award Celebration. 

Page's columns in the Chicago Tribune are widely-shared, revealing thought-provoking insights into top issues. Recently, Page has shared analysis on the midterms results and the evolving meaning of "nationalism" in the Trump administration.

Page analyzed midterm election results live for WGN News and provides engaging commentary weekly on The McLaughlin Group
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.
Baucus was recently selected to discuss diplomacy in an era of trade tension at the University of Chicago's U.S. China Forum. Baucus also emphasized the need for bipartisanship at the annual Mansfield Lecture
Regularly in-demand by major news outlets, most recently Baucus shed light on the problems with how Trump is handling trade on Bloomberg Markets and the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement on CNBC.

Recently selected to deliver a keynote at the Daiwa Capital Markets Conference, shedding light on "Present and Future U.S. Politics." 
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 deliver keynotes at numerous upcoming events, including: Washington Examiner Sea Island Political Summit, the 20th Annual American Democracy Conference, and the Rancho Mirage Writer's Festival.

Recently selected to deliver the opening keynote at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo in a session entitled "How Trade and the Elections Could Impact the Aftermarket," Rove garnered tweets of praise such as: ."@KarlRove rattles off states, districts, and races as easily as one might rattle off their alphabet - wow! #AAPEX18"

Rove has been sought-out to teach a new generation of political strategists on MasterClass, a popular online education platform, making headlines in NPR and The Hill
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
Leading international advisor and close confidante of President 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 for the prestigious Swiss International Finance Forum for a keynote on "The US Perspective: A Different View on the New World Order" for hundreds of financial leaders, politicians, and more, garnering the rave review: "His speech was great and I already heard a lot of positive comments."

Rhodes is set to deliver a keynote, "The World As It Is" at the Canada 2020 Conference. 

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. He also just penned a powerful op-ed in The Atlantic on American leadership abroad in light of the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. 

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..."

-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
JIM MESSINA: 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

"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
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

CECILE RICHARDS: President, Planned Parenthood (2006-2018); New York Times Bestselling Author, Make Trouble

"The conversation was a big hit... when you have 1,000 people laughing, that’s really something and she kept them laughing... She was just phenomenal: pithy, on topic, personable..."

-Freedom From Religion Foundation
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
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

What do the midterm results and a divided Congress mean for the future of the economy, policy, and country at large?  These HWA Speakers offer illuminating, substantive, and downright interesting analysis of the political climate and what we can expect.