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Kelly Ayotte

"Effective crisis management requires leading a wise team, accurately stating known facts and taking bold steps to mitigate impact."

U.S. Senator (2011–2017); Attorney General of New Hampshire (2004–2009)

Expertise In:

  • American Politics
  • U.S. Current Events
  • U.S. National Security
  • U.S. Women in Leadership
  • National Security

Audience & Industry

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Women's Events
  • Non-Profits
  • The Health Care Industry

A trailblazing U.S. Senator, principled state Attorney General, and an impassioned national security expert, Kelly Ayotte is a widely-respected bipartisan leader who was known as an influential voice among women in Congress.

A tough and respected prosecutor and the first female Attorney General of New Hampshire, Kelly Ayotte knows how to break through partisan gridlock to make government work for everyone. Widely acknowledged as one of the most bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate, Ayotte earned a reputation for bringing people together to identify solutions and deliver results on issues ranging from national security and health-care to the solemn gravity of the nationwide addiction epidemic. She drew on this experience when asked by the Trump Administration to help drive the nomination process of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. She matches experienced insights with a charismatic energy to share perspectives on the issues important to audiences worldwide.

A member of the Armed Services and Homeland Security committees during her time in the Senate, Ayotte is a strong voice on national security and the battle against terrorism at home and abroad, and draws on this unique viewpoint to provide clarity on today’s most pressing world events. Since 2018, Ayotte has co-chaired the Center for Strategic and International Studies' (CSIS) Commission on Health Security focused on how the U.S. should prepare for a pandemic. The New Hampshire Union Leader praised Ayotte as showing “that [Washington] can still get something done,” and her work on CARA earned her recognition as “Legislator of the Year” from the National Council of Behavioral Health. Ayotte is currently a senior advisor to Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions as well as a member of the boards of News Corp, Caterpillar, the ONE Campaign, Blackstone, Boston Properties and BAE Systems.

Featured Videos

Kelly Ayotte's Speech Topics

Issues of the Day: Guidance for a New Political Era

Based on her experience as a Senator, State Attorney General and in the corporate world, Kelly Ayotte provides thoughtful analyses of the implications of the upcoming presidential and congressional elections on key issues such as health care, taxes, trade and regulation. She provides insight on what will happen to legislation in the United States Senate if the Fillibuster is eliminated and how we can bridge the partisan divide to find solutions to our greatest challenges.  

National Security in the Cyber Age

Drawing on her widespread experience working to improve U.S. national security policies in the Senate, Kelly Ayotte shares her view of the geopolitical developments every organization needs to know in the face of continuing global unrest. With these instability and security concerns in mind, Ayotte offers sharp insights for organizations concerned about cybersecurity, continuing sequestration, terrorist attacks, and what needs to be done moving forward to keep us all safe.

A Devastating Epidemic: The War on Addiction

The opioid epidemic is devastating families across the U.S. and has become a priority for legislators at every level of government. Fueled by years of experience sponsoring and working with legislators from both parties on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), Kelly Ayotte offers an informed perspective on what individual states can do to fight back against addiction at the local level.