As former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Michael Steele was charged with revitalizing the Republican Party. He is an expert on political strategy, fund-raising, PACs, and election reform. Steele made history in 2003 as the first African American elected to statewide office in Maryland, and again with his subsequent chairmanship of the RNC. A self-described "Lincoln Republican," he also served as Chairman of the GOPAC. Under Steele's leadership, the RNC broke fundraising records in the 2010 cycle by raising more than $192 million and Republicans won 63 House seats, the biggest pickup since 1938.
Steele's writings in law, business and politics have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Politico.com, and The Journal of International Security Affairs. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Bill Maher, Comedy Central, and several primetime specials. In May of 2010, Steele became MSNBC's political analyst. He is the author of Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda, which is a call to arms for grassroots America. With such a unique combination of experience, Steele is an in-demand speaker, one who examines the crux of business, politics and race.