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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.

US Trade Rep; Fmr. Deputy Nat'l Sec. Advisor for International Economic Affairs

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Ambassador Michael Froman is the Vice Chairman and President of Strategic Growth for MasterCard, where he focuses on launching new businesses and driving inclusive growth efforts. In his former role as United States Trade Representative, Froman was President Obama’s principal advisor, negotiator and spokesperson on international trade and investment issues. Ambassador Froman led the Office of the United States Trade Representative in its work to open global markets for U.S. goods and services, enforced America’s rights in the global trading system, and fostered development through trade.

Authority On Future Trends, Geopolitics & The Changing Global Economic System and Author of "The Leading Indicators"

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Zachary Karabell is a renowned economist and the author of The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World. With his prolific, award-winning writing career, illustrious background on Wall Street, and PhD from Harvard, he offers audiences a tour de force of what’s to come and shows that optimism is a vital ingredient for capitalizing on current economic opportunities. He brings a unique perspective to the discussion of globalization and the economic environment and shares insights on how to use big data to get a real picture of the global economy.

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 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 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 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 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 United States Congressman

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Former Congressman Bill Sarpalius is the American Dream. A Houston native, Bill and his brothers overcame childhood traumas such as polio to be the epitome of the American Dream. Congressman Sarpalius demonstrates the result of pure determination in overcoming adversity. Theses challenges only helped him in his election for the Texas Senate as well as the United States Congress. With a national platform, Bill helped with the independence and recognition of Lithuania during the fall of the Soviet Union. His story will leave you wondering what else you can do you for the world.

Former Governor of Kentucky (2007-2015)

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Steve Beshear served as the 61st Governor of Kentucky from 2007-2015. He also served as Attorney General from 1979 to 1983, Lieutenant Governor from 1983 to 1987 and was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1974-1979.

Former Congressman, PA's 9th district

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Congressman Shuster represented the people of Pennsylvania’s 9th Congressional District in Congress for more than 17 years, first elected in 2001. Recognizing the direct link between US infrastructure and the strength of our economy, he immediately sought to serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He became Chairman of that Committee in 2013, after previously serving as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, and then as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
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