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Speaker Suggestions For Hispanic Heritage Month

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is a month long celebration, from September 15th to October 15th, which aims to recognize the long and important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in North America and honor the contributions that Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to American society. These contributions range from arts, politics, cultural influence, and much more.  

This is an excellent time to celebrate the accomplishments of leading professionals and important public figures with Hispanic roots. Leading Authorities speakers bureau is very proud to represent a myriad of exceptional Hispanic and Latino keynote speakers who have excelled in many different fields and can speak about Hispanic heritage and culture, the most important issues facing Hispanic and Latino Americans today, diversity, identity, and politics, among a myriad of other hot topics.

Our Hispanic keynote speakers come from many different industries and all have diverse backgrounds. From government and business to the media and business and more, these expert speakers are ready to share their unique experiences, compelling stories, and thoughtful insights with audiences around the globe. Their memorable messages inspire, motivate, and move event attendees and these individuals are a very popular choice for universities, conferences, and more.

Hosting an event for Hispanic Heritage Month? If you’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, and need help finding the ideal Hispanic speaker for your specific event, or if you're simply interested in learning more about our impressive roster of Hispanic speakers, we would be more than happy to assist you.

In honor of this month, we've assembled a list of our most talented and in-demand Hispanic and Latino keynote speakers for you to consider.

Hispanic Heritage Month speakers

  1. Nathan Gonzales, Editor & Publisher of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales and CNN Political Analyst
  2. Ana Navarro, Republican strategist and political contributor to CNN and ABC
  3. Ruben GonzalezFour-Time Winter Olympian & Business Author
  4. Bill RichardsonFormer Governor of New Mexico
  5. Carlos Gutierrez, Former US Secretary of Commerce & Former CEO of Kellogg
  6. Leslie Sanchez, Author, Political Strategist, & Former White House Executive Director 
  7. Deborah Shaw, Senior Vice President, Chief Global Diversity & Engagement Officer of PepsiCo
  8. Raul "Danny" Vargas, Former Chairman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly & Founder of VARCom Solutions
  9. Brian SolisBest-Selling Author, Principal Analyst, & Futurist at Altimeter

Keep reading to learn more about each of these popular Hispanic keynote speakers below and click on their names to visit their individual speaker profile pages for even more information on their speaking topics and watch their speaking video footage from recent keynote talks to get a preview of their speaking style.

Nathan Gonzales

Editor & Publisher of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales and CNN Political Analyst

Nathan Gonzales is the editor and publisher of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales, which provides non-partisan analysis of political campaigns for US Senate, House, Governor, and President. He was an editor, analyst, and writer for The Rothenberg Political Report for more than 13 years before taking over the company in 2015. He shares a detailed, highly-nuanced analysis of the current condition of electoral politics and offers audiences some of the most detailed electoral forecasting in the business. A CNN political analyst and can regularly be seen on many of the major news media outlets discussing the latest in politics, including NBC’s Meet the Press and NBC Nightly News, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, CNN, and Fox News Channel. His work has also been featured on FiveThirtyEight, and, and in Campaigns & Elections magazine. For a detailed, highly-nuanced analysis of the current condition of electoral politics, consider Nathan Gonzales for your next legislative meeting. 

Ana Navarro

Republican Strategist & Political Contributor to CNN and ABC 

Anna Navarro is a top Republican strategist and political contributor for CNN and ABC who served as the national Hispanic Co-Chair for Governor Huntsman’s 2012 Campaign, national co-chair of John McCain’s Hispanic Advisory Council, as well as an ambassador for the United Nations’ Human Rights Commission. Respected on both sides of the political aisle for her straight shooting and candor, Navarro frequently appears on Meet the PressAnderson Cooper 360, and The View, to name a few. She’s in touch with the topics people care about, and discusses the latest hot button issues, giving audiences an insider’s view of the upcoming elections and a road map for where the country is headed. 


Four-Time Winter Olympian & Business Author

A seemingly “ordinary guy,” Ruben Gonzalez wasn’t a gifted athlete. He didn’t take up the sport of luge until he was 21 years ago. Against all odds, he was competing in the Vancouver Winter Olympics only four year later. As a four-time Olympian and internationally-recognized expert on developing mental toughness, Ruben knows how to achieve success again and again. A master storyteller, Ruben uses his Olympic experiences to inspire audiences to think differently, live life with passion, and have the courage to take the necessary steps toward their goals—to push beyond self-imposed limitations and to produce better results.

Bill Richardson

Former Governor of New Mexico 

Bill Richardson has had more than 30 years of government experience and has held many different high-level leadership positions across the government, private, and not-for-profit sectors throughout his successful career. Richardson is the former two-time Governor of New Mexico, serving from 2003 to 2010, he was appointed US Ambassador to the United Nations and Secretary of Energy by President Bill Clinton, and he is well known as the person who secured the release of hostages in Cuba, Iraq, Sudan, and North Korea. Since leaving his government position, he is a nationally and internationally-recognized keynote speaker, serves on numerous public- and private-sector boards, is an MSNBC-Telemundo contributor, and consults for various energy and technology companies in the US and overseas. He is also a frequent contributor for numerous major network news programs, including Meet the Press and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Since 2010, Richardson has operated the Richardson Center for Global Engagement, a foundation focusing on conflict resolution, prisoner release and environmental protection. Bill has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize four times for his work, is the founder of the Foundation to Protect New Mexico Wildlife, and has won several domestic and international leadership awards. 

Carlos Gutierrez

Former US Secretary of Commerce & Former CEO of Kellogg

Carlos Gutierrez is the former US Secretary of Commerce and former CEO of Kellogg who was named one of the most powerful Hispanic-Americans in business and “The Man Who Fixed Kellogg” by Fortune magazine. This Hispanic motivational speaker serves on the US-Cuba Business Council, which works to strengthen the commercial and economic relationship between Cuba and the US.

Leslie Sanchez

Respected Author, Political Strategist, & Former White House Executive Director

Leslie Sanchez is a respected author, political strategist, and the former executive director of the White House Initiative on Hispanic Education under President George W. Bush. Since 2003, Leslie has served as a leader in public opinion research specializing in presidential and statewide elections as well as the women’s and Hispanic-Latino marketplace. She has spent her career at the forefront of predictive data analytics that shift opinion, shape policy and aid the decision-making process for Fortune 500 companies, universities and colleges, as well as global non-profit organizations. In her talks, she shares her personal insights on women working in politics, as well as opportunities and challenges that Hispanics face. She was named one of the nation’s “100 most influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business Magazine, and was also named “Texas Power broker,” by the Houston Chronicle for being among the most influential Texans in Washington, DC. 

Deborah Shaw

Senior Vice President, Chief Global Diversity and Engagement Officer of PepsiCo

Deborah Shaw is the senior Vice President, Chief Global Diversity and Engagement Officer of PepsiCo who built a multi-million dollar company that made the “Top 50 Hispanic Women-Owned Companies” list. Shaw has also won several prestigious awards, including “America’s Free Enterprise Legend Award,” “Entrepreneurial Excellence Award,” “Hispanic Businesswoman of the Year,” and more.

Raul "Danny" Vargas

Former Chairman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly & Founder of VARCom Solutions

Raul "Danny" Vargas is the former chairman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly and the founder of VARCom Solutions who has also served as an executive for name-draw companies like AOL, Global One, France Telecom, and more.

Brian Solis

Best-Selling Author, Principal Analyst, & Futurist at Altimeter

Brian Solis, is the prolific author of the book, The End of Business as Usual, was named a “Top 10 Business Book” by Publisher’s Weekly. He was named to Silicon Valley’s “40 under 40” and called one of the “25 Twitter Accounts That Will Make You Smarter” by Mashable. In his keynote presentations, reports, and best-selling books, Brian sets out to humanize technology's effect on industries, markets, and people. He helps organizations understand and embrace the dynamics defining the rise of social business. His current research and speaking topics provides leading—and approachable—insight into a variety of top business trends, such as digital transformation, disruptive technology, disruptive corporate innovation, customer experience design, corporate culture 2.0, social media, the future of business industries/markets, tech, and human behavior. 

BOOK THE PERFECT Hispanic Heritage Month speaker

Celebrate Hispanic and Latino heritage, culture, spirit, and accomplishments made in America, and book your Hispanic Heritage Month keynote speaker today!

If you have an upcoming event or event where one of these great Hispanic keynote speakers could be a good fit, please contact us today.

At Leading Authorities speakers bureau, we take a client-focused approach to discovering the perfect speaker for your unique event. Our industry veterans, who have more than 20 years of experience, are committed to helping you plan the perfect event.

We learn about your budget, theme, objectives, stakeholders, audience, and other key factors that set your event’s tone and shed light on what kind of speaker will resonate with your attendees and accomplish your goals. With our recommended list of Hispanic motivational speakers, you can pick the one you want and know they’ll bring the house down.

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