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Governor Scott Walker

45th Governor of Wisconsin (2011 - 2019)

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Wisconsin
Fee Range:
$15,000 - $25,000

A successful Governor and economic, education and health care reformer, Scott Walker elevates the discussion on how to address the key challenges facing America today. A two term governor of a battleground state, Scott Walker is well versed in modern American politics as he led Wisconsin towards budget reform, education reform, tax reform, health reform, collective bargaining reform, and workforce reform.

During his tenure, Governor Walker transformed Wisconsin from one of the worst states for business to one of the best. Under his tenure, Wisconsin was ranked as one of the top states for schools, higher education, healthcare, pensions, tourism, millennials and retirees.

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  • Governor Scott  Walker

Scott Walker is an American politician who served as the 45th governor of Wisconsin from 2011 to 2019. A Republican, he was first elected governor in 2010, defeating an attempted recall in 2012 and being elected for a second term in 2014. He formerly served as Milwaukee County Executive and in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Walker was raised in Iowa and in Delavan, Wisconsin, before attending Marquette University. While in school, he worked for IBM before leaving his senior year to take an opportunity to work full-time in finance and development for the American Red Cross. In 1993, Scott was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly. Then, in 2002, he became the first Republican elected Milwaukee County Executive. Voters in the overwhelmingly Democrat county re-elected Scott by increased margins in 2004 and 2008 because he kept his promises to continuously reform county government and put taxpayers first.

On January 3, 2011, Scott Walker was inaugurated as the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. One of his first reforms, Act 10, helped eliminate the state’s $3.6 billion budget deficit without raising taxes or cutting health care for those in need. It gave schools and local governments the tools to balance budgets without the massive layoffs seen in other states.

On June 5, 2012, Scott Walker became the first Governor in American history to survive a recall election. He received both more votes and a higher percentage of the vote than in his 2010 election, proving again that Wisconsinites want leaders in office who keep their promises. On November 4, 2014, Scott was re-elected to a second term.

Governor Walker inherited major economic and fiscal challenges.  Instead of a timid approach, he pursued big, bold reforms to turn his state around.  Hear him share how they implemented the reforms that were a documented success and how a similar process can help improve your organization.


As a two term governor from a battleground state who won three elections, Scott Walker is well versed in modern American politics.  Plus, prior leadership roles in the National Governors Association and Republican Governors Association and a run for President keep him connected to politics from the courthouse to the statehouse to the White House. His insights help sort out the current and future political environment.


Governor Walker took on a major economic and fiscal crisis – and won.  He will share meaningful insights on how to develop solutions, sell them to your team and communicate to stakeholders and the public. Ultimately, he will share the keys to turning a serious crisis into an opportunity for success.


Really want to drain the swamp?  Send power back to the people in the states.  State government is more effective, more efficient and more accountable than the federal government.  Governor Walker will share why our founders intended for most things to happen at state and local level – and not in Washington.  Plus, he has a plan to make it happen.


Governor Walker took on a significant crisis in his state, but he didn’t do it alone.  Hear how his faith was not only an assurance during the days of death threats and attacks, but that his faith opened his mind to reforms that helped turn his state around and lead to true success.