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Author Speakers

Every author has a story to tell, and with WSB, you can bring their stories to your stage. Choose from WSB’s roster of high-profile author speakers, including news anchors, Harvard professors, scientists, and more. Delve into the themes behind their books or learn about an author’s creative process—the sky is the limit with our experienced author speakers. Available for in-person or virtual events and meetings.

Featured Speakers

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Lt Col. Dan Rooney, USAF

Motivational Speaker, Fighter Pilot, Patriotic Philanthropist, PGA Professional, Golf Course Developer, and Author, A Patriot's Calling: Living Life Between Fear and Faith and Fly Into the Wind, How to Harness Faith and Fearlessness On Your Ascent to Greatness.

Under $25,000
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Ted Koppel

Legendary Anchor, ABC News' Nightline; Senior Contributor, CBS Sunday Morning Show; Contributing Columnist, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal

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John Heilemann

Editor in Chief and Co-Founder, Recount Media; Creator and Host, The Circus on Showtime; National Affairs Analyst, NBC News and MSNBC; Co-Author, New York Times Best Sellers Game Change and Double Down

Under $25,000
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Hubert Joly

Former Chairman & CEO of Best Buy; Author, The Heart of Business – Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism; Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School

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Chuck Hagel

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2013–2015); U.S. Senator (1997–2009); Co-founder, Vanguard Cellular Systems, Inc.

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Leon Panetta

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2011-2013), Director, Central Intelligence Agency (2009-2011), Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton (1994-1997), Director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (1993-1994) and Co-founder, Panetta Institute for Public Policy

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Erskine Bowles

Co-founder, the Campaign to Fix the Debt; Former Co-chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (2010); President Emeritus, University of North Carolina; Former White House Chief of Staff and Former Administrator, Small Business Administration

$40K - $70K
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Jim Calhoun

Legendary Hall of Fame Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of Connecticut (1986-2012), Winner of Three National Championships (1999, 2004, 2011) and ESPN College Basketball Analyst

$25K - $40K

Kate Bowler

Associate Professor, Duke University; Bestselling Author; Founder, Everything Happens Initiative; Host, Everything Happens Podcast; Fellow, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School.

Under $25,000

Scott Barry Kaufman

Cognitive Scientist and Humanistic Psychologist; Founder & Director, Center for The Science of Human Potential; Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Wellbeing Science; Host: The Psychology Podcast

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Susan Dentzer

President and CEO, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation; Senior Policy Advisor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Health Policy Analyst, PBS NewsHour and Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs (2008-2013)

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