With a growing national spotlight on leaders at the state and city level, HWA's Local Leaders offer a one-of-a-kind experience for audiences nationwide 
MICHAEL NUTTER: Mayor of Philadelphia (2008-2016); CNN Commentator 

Honored by Governing magazine as Public Official of the Year, Michael Nutter is a renowned public policy and thought leader on issues of education, governing, politics and more. Under Nutter's tenure as Mayor, Philadelphia's population grew for the first time in 57 years, the rate of murders and violent crimes dropped precipitously, and the economy flourished.   
"I didn't run for Mayor to be the caretaker of the
status quo."
William Bratton: Police Commissioner of New York City (2014-2016); Chief of Police of Los Angeles (2002-2009)

Another Governing Magazine honoree as Public Official of the Year, Bratton is the only person to have lead the police departments of America's two largest cities. He is renowned for revitalizing New York and Los Angeles and revered for his transformative leadership and insights into strategic, turnaround management. 
"Let me congratulate you on an outstanding presentation... Your remarks were on point and easy to translate to our environment. Your delivery was nothing short of inspirational. I can't remember an outside speaker engaging our audience so thoroughly with such credibility. I think our people are now much better equipped to face 'impossible' situations.'" 
- Johnson & Johnson
Jennifer Granholm: Governor of Michigan (2002-2011); Political Commentator CNN 

"Governor Granholm was incredible! She blew the roof off the place, in fact. That and she was a delight to work with." 
- Broadbent Institute 
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Governor of California (2003-2011)

"Everything went great! We probably had almost 900 people in the opening– which is phenomenal!... All of the comments we’ve received so far have been nothing but kind – they all said he was an excellent speaker with an excellent message."
- Association of Energy Engineers
Andrew Young: Mayor of Atlanta (1982-1990); U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1977-1979)

"His speech and delivery style was awesome... I have heard nothing but outstanding comments about both the interview and his keynote. He made an ever lasting impact on many...Ambassador Young is the real deal... We craved his wisdom. He received raves reviews!!!"
-Modesto Peace/Life Center
Deval Patrick: Governor of Massachusetts (2007-2015)

"He was fantastic on stage, as always."
- Education First
Charles Rangel: Member, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1971-2017); First African-American Chair, House Ways and Means Committee

"Mr. Rangel’s famous charm and political shrewdness have helped make, and unmake, mayors, governors, senators and maybe even a future president."
These HWA Speakers are uniquely qualified to share their insights on leadership and a broad range of civic issues. Universally heralded for their dynamic speaking styles, these local leaders will leave your audience inspired, engaged, and deeply informed.