Keynote Speakers

Tony Blair
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Tony Blair

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
(1997–2007)

Tony Blair served as Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1997 to 2007...

Gordon Brown
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Gordon Brown

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
(2007–2010)

Gordon Brown served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party...

John Boehner
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John Boehner

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
(2011–2015)

John Boehner served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives...

Gary Cohn
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Gary Cohn

President and Chief
Operating Officer,
Goldman Sachs

Gary Cohn is president and chief operating officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc...

Featured Speakers

David Axelrod
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David Axelrod

Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama (2009–2011)
Senior Strategist, 2012 Obama Re-election Campaign

David Axelrod served as senior advisor to President Barack Obama...

Karen Hughes
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Karen Hughes

Political Strategist; Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (2005–2007)

Karen Hughes is one of the world’s foremost communication strategists...

Gillian Tett
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Gillian Tett

U.S. Managing Editor,
Financial Times

Gillian Tett leads U.S. editorial operations across all platforms for...

Chuck Todd
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Chuck Todd

NBC News Political Director and Host of Meet the Press

A self-described political junkie, Chuck Todd has earned a reputation as one of the most passionate journalists and sharpest analysts in American media...

2016 Gala Dinner Speakers:

Kobe Bryant
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Kobe Bryant

Five-time NBA Champion

Kobe Bryant is a five-time NBA champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, NBA MVP, two-time NBA Finals MVP and a 15-time All-NBA player. He appeared in 17 NBA All-Star games, three times earning NBA All-Star MVP...

Derek Jeter
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Derek Jeter

Five-Time World Series Champion

Derek Jeter played 20 seasons at shortstop for the New York Yankees, winning five World Series titles, appearing in 14 all-star games and earning five Golden Glove Awards. In 2000, Jeter was named World Series MVP after batting...

Peyton Manning
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Peyton Manning

Two-Time Super Bowl Winning Quarterback

Legendary quarterback Peyton Manning is the NFL’s only five-time most valuable player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection. In 2016, Manning led the Denver Broncos to victory in Super Bowl 50...

Michael Strahan
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Michael Strahan

NFL Hall of Famer and Super Bowl Champion

Emmy winner and Super Bowl champion Michael Strahan is co-host for leading morning program Good Morning America and an analyst for Fox NFL Sunday...