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Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2015-2019)

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Paul Ryan served ten terms in the U.S. House of Representative and as Speaker of the House from 2015 to 2019. Known for his meteoric rise in politics and often praised for his seriousness and honesty, Ryan is a committed conservative and public servant who has spent his life advocating for real solutions that expand opportunity for Americans. Before serving as Speaker of the House, he was Chair of the House Budget Committee, Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, and a U.S. Vice Presidential candidate. He is exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau.

Former Governor of Virginia, Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee

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A lifelong entrepreneur, key strategist, presidential confidante, Party chairman, best-selling author, and the 72nd Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe has played an incalculable role in 21st Century American politics. His dynamic presentations never fail to deliver his trademark charisma and optimism, and he entertains crowds while demonstrating why he’s considered one of the keenest political minds in America.

Former U.S. Trade Representative and Political Insider

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Ambassador Ron Kirk is the former United States trade representative (USTR) who was a pivotal member of the president’s economics team. With nearly 20 years in politics, he has been a Dallas mayor, U.S. Senate candidate, a lawyer with international reach. Boisterous and entertaining, Kirk analyzes the current political environment and offers audiences a glimpse behind the curtain in Washington and into what the president is really thinking. He also addresses trade, jobs, the economy, and doing business in China.

Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee & Former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland

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A self-described “Lincoln Republican,” Michael S. Steele earned a place in history in 2003 when he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, becoming the first African American elected to statewide office in the state. Subsequently, Michael was elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) in January 2009, becoming the first African American to hold that post in the Party’s history. As Chairman, Steele set a new direction for the Republican Party; actively challenging the Party to engage citizens across America and empowering state and local Republican organizations. Steele’s ability as a communicator and commentator has been showcased through his current role as a political analyst for MSNBC. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show. In addition to his work in television, Steele can be heard each week on his radio program, Steele & Ungaron, on the POTUS Channel on SiriusXM. His writings on law, business, and politics have appeared in The Grio.com, The Root.com, BET.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Politico.com, Townhall.com, The Journal of International Security Affairs, and Catholic University Law Review, among others. Steele is the author of the book, Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda, which is a call to arms for grassroots America where he argues for a return to core conservative principles and the launching of an uncompromising campaign for limited government and he is the co-author of the book, The Recovering Politician’s Twelve Step Program to Survive Crisis.

Former Governor of Minnesota, Former Republican Presidential Candidate, and CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable

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Tim Pawlenty, one of the leading voices in the Republican Party, was a two-term governor of Minnesota serving from 2003 until 2011, a candidate for the 2012 Republican nomination for President, and the co-chair of Mitt Romney for President. Tim was a solutions-oriented politician who was well-respected on both sides of the aisle. His education, healthcare, and energy initiatives were widely viewed as among the most innovative in the nation. Currently, Tim is the president and CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, which represents leading financial service companies in protecting the security, integrity, and success of our nation’s financial system. The author of the book, Courage to Stand, Pawlenty offers audiences candid and entertaining presentations on politics, the future of the GOP, the economy, and issues important to the financial services industry.

Former Governor of Mississippi

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Haley Barbour is the former governor of Mississippi and the former chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association. He also served as chairman of the Republican National Committee, leading the GOP to gain control of Congress for the first time in 40 years. POLITICO calls him “the most powerful Republican in politics.” He was also widely praised for his handling of both the Gulf Oil Spill and Hurricane Katrina. One of the Republican Party’s top political strategists, Barbour addresses elections, politics, Republican strategy, the economy, and other hot political topics.

Former Counselor to the President, Renowned GOP Strategist, Two-Time Nominee for Statewide Office, & Former Chairman of the RNC

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Ed Gillespie, the former counselor to President George W. Bush and the former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), is a top communications strategist with a record of success in business, politics, and government. Gillespie is one of a few that have held positions in the White House and the Capitol. He helped handle the deploying troops to Iraq, the fiscal crisis, Supreme Court confirmations, and more. He also edited the best-selling book, Contract with America, and is the author of the book, Winning Right. Gillespie addresses the economy, healthcare, politics, and communications.

Former Deputy Secretary of State and Co-Founder & Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors

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As a senior national security advisor and the nation’s number two diplomat, Antony Blinken had a voice in every national security and foreign policy debate of President Obama’s administration. He’s been a frequent guest on cable and network television and spoken to audiences around the world. Drawing on his experiences in two administrations and two branches of government over three decades in public service, Blinken takes you behind the scenes in the Oval Office and the Situation Room and offers a uniquely informed look into US leadership at a time of accelerating change and growing complexity in the world.

Former Prime Minister of Canada

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The Right Honorable Jean Chrétien is the former prime minister of Canada and is one of the most respected world leaders of the last 25 years. His career spans more than 40 years in public service, and under his leadership, his party won three consecutive majorities in the House of Commons. Queen Elizabeth appointed Chrétien to the Order of Merit, an award given to “individuals of exceptional distinction in the arts, learning, sciences, and other areas such as public service.” He addresses global / geopolitical matters, such as globalization, the economy, security, and social issues.

Television Star, Former Member of Congress (R-IA); Former CEO of Goodwill Industries and Political Commentator

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Fred Grandy is a radio personality, television star, former CEO, and former Congressman (R-IA). Grandy was an actor on The Love Boat before he left Hollywood for an eight year career in the House of Representatives. Eventually frustrated by politics, Grandy became the president and CEO of Goodwill, one of the largest charitable organizations. While there, he rebuilt the misunderstood chain’s reputation, turning it into a successful workforce development network and doubling its annual revenue. Grandy addresses politics, managing non-profits, and the importance of giving back.

Former Chairman of the SEC, Former Member of House of Representative, Advisor to Global Businesses

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Congressman Christopher Cox is the former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a former member of the House of Representatives (R-CA). Cox served 17 years in Congress, and he was a senior member of every committee with jurisdiction over investor protection and U.S. capital markets, including the committees on energy and commerce, financial services, the economy, and the budget. At the SEC, he focused on securities law enforcement, investors’ rights, and transparency. He addresses politics, the SEC, regulatory reform, the economy, and business.

Former U.S. Senator (D-LA) and Expert on Social Security, Healthcare, and Energy

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Former Senator John Breaux (D-LA), the deputy minority whip until his retirement, held key Senate committee positions. He was a senior member of the Finance Committee, chairman of the Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy, and Co-Chairman of the President's Tax Reform Commission. He also held positions on the Subcommittees of Health Care and Taxation and IRS Oversight. Breaux addresses politics, health care, energy, bipartisanship, and lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and the oil spill.