- 16th Secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation (2009-2013); Former U.S. Congressman (1995-2009)
With an impeccable 36-year public service career, the Honorable Ray LaHood emerged as a key thought leader on major national policy issues such as transportation, infrastructure and bipartisan leadership. As one of two conservatives in President Barack Obama's first-term Cabinet, the Hon. Ray LaHood served as the 16th U.S. Secretary of Transportat ...American Photographer
As one of the most high-profile celebrity photographers in the world, Annie Leibovitz has shot some of the most iconic celebrity images of the last 30 years - in the shape of world leaders, moguls, movie stars and musicians.Leibovitz began her career as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone in 1970, while she was still a student at the San Franci ...United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, 2017
Dr. Thomas E. Price, an orthopedic surgeon, most recently served as the 23rd Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). He brought to the Department a lifetime of service and a dedication to advancing the quality of health care in America – both as a physician and policymaker. During his congressional career, Dr. Price served in various lead ..."The Woz", Co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc., Chief Scientist at Primary Data, Best Selling Author of iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak revolutionized the personal computer industry as co-founder of Apple Computer. With its first line of Apple products – Macintosh, Apple I and Apple II, Wozniak and Steve Jobs brought computers to the hands of the mass market.Through the years, Wozniak has been ...
- Leadership and Transformational Change Expert; Former Commander, USS Benfold; Best-selling Author, It's Your Ship
Publications from Fast Company to the Harvard Business Review have called it one of the most remarkable examples of organizational transformation: Mike Abrashoff took command of the worst-performing Navy ship in the Pacific Fleet and made it #1 in twelve months - using the very same crew. In many ways, the ship was actually an extreme example of th ...fee range: $25,000 - $40,000Harvard Researcher and Positive Psychologist Expert
Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures in the most popular class at Harvard. In 2009 alone, Achor was invited to lecture in 36 different countries on how positive psychology can raise happiness and performance.fee range: $40,000 - $60,000First African American Female Combat Pilot
Known simply as “FlyGirl”, Vernice Armour ignites her audiences with a dynamic spark that can’t be extinguished. Soar through the execution of any plan by harnessing the power of a “Breakthrough Mentality!” From the moment she leaps into the audience, she shows attendees how to go from “Zero to Breakthrough” and create a personal flig ...The Toughest Sheriff in America; Former Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Known as “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” Joe Arpaio had a long and decorated career in law enforcement before being elected to Sheriff of Maricopa County in 1992. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1953, and as a Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas, NV, police officer, Arpaio went on to build a law enforcement career as a federal narcotics ...
- Author, Release Your Brilliance and Shift Your Brilliance; Thought Leader; Former Sales Director, Disney Institute
Simon is one of America’s top 10 most-booked corporate and association speakers on change, leadership, and customer experience. He’s worked with over 1,500 organizations in 45 different countries. As an innovator, educator, executive advisor, and author, he shapes the lives of men and women around the world. Prior to founding his company, Simon ...World Champion Adventure Racer, San Diego Firefighter and Best-Selling Author
Robyn Benincasa is the founder of World Class Teams, a world champion adventure racer, a CNN Hero, former corporate sales expert and a full time firefighter who advises organizations on building World Class Teams of their own. One of the highest rated female speakers who regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons, her customer ...Decorated Fighter Pilot; Award-Winning Business Leader; Founder and CEO, Mach 2 Consulting
Anthony "AB" Bourke is a highly experienced F-16 fighter pilot who has flown tactical missions in countries all over the world, accumulating more than 2,700 hours of flight time in numerous high performance aircraft. Following his impressive military career and subsequent success in the private sector, "AB"built Afterburner Inc., where he served as ...President, Eurasia Group; Leading Expert on Global Economic and Political Risk; Acclaimed Author, The J Curve
A dedicated intellectual entrepreneur, Ian Bremmer is the president of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. Bremmer's career spans academic, investment, and policymaking communities, with a focus on global macro-political trends and emerging markets in which "politics matter at least as much as economics fo ...