Past Speakers

2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2011


Merril Hoge, Analyst, ESPNs NFL Tonight, Former NFL Star and Cancer Survivor
January 14, 2011


J. Bradley (Brad) Wilson, President and CEO BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
February 11, 2011


“Common Ground”, Bob Beckel & Cal Thomas of USA Today’s Common Ground Column
March 11, 2011


Erik Qualman, Author of Socialnomics and Social Media and Technology Expert
April 8, 2011


Wes Moore, Youth Advocate and Author of The Other Wes Moore
May 13, 2011


Jerry Richardson, Owner, Carolina Panthers
September 9, 2011


Tobin Smith FOX, Business Analyst and Co-host of FNC’s “Bulls and Bears”
October 8, 2011


Matt Eversmann, Hero of Black Hawk Down and The Battle of Mogadishu
November 11, 2011

2010


Trey Wingo, Host of ESPN’s NFL Live
January 15, 2010


Steve Hildebrand, Deputy Campaign Manager for Barack Obama
February 12, 2010


Tierney Cahill, Teacher, Motivational Speaker, & Former Congressional Candidate
March 12, 2010


Daniel Shapiro, Founder & Director, Harvard International Negotiation Initiative
April 9, 2010


Chip R. Bell, Founder, The Chip Bell Group, A Customer Loyalty Expert & Best Selling Author
August 10, 2010


Hugh McColl, Chairman, The McColl Group, LLC
September 10, 2010


Frank Abagnale, World’s Foremost Authority on Fraud and Identity Theft, Author of Best-Selling Book & Subject of Movie, “Catch Me If You Can”
November 12, 2010

2009


Mike Tirico, Play-By-Play Commentator for Monday Night Football
January 9, 2009


Stuart Varney, Business and Financial Journalist for FOX News
February 13, 2009


John Moore, Marketing Mastermind from Starbucks and Whole Foods
March 13, 2009


Bobby Martin, Motivational Speaker
April 3, 2009


Dr. Ben Carson, World-renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon
September 11, 2009


Soledad O’Brien, CNN Special Correspondent
October 9, 2009


General Hugh Shelton, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
November 13, 2009

2008


Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN Sports Analyst and Former Star Quarterback
January 11, 2008


Ari Fleischer, Former Whitehouse Press Secretary
February 7, 2008


Pat Croce, Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker
March 14, 2008


Chief Richard Picciotto, Highest-Ranking Firefighter to Survive WTC Collapse
April 18, 2008


Lee Woodruff, Public Relations Executive & Freelance Writer
September 12, 2008


Doug Lipp, Former Head of Training at Walt Disney University
October 10, 2008


Dick Hoyt, Team Hoyt- Motivational Speaker
November 14, 2008

2007


Mike Singletary, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Assistant Head Coach, San Francisco Forty-Niners
January 12, 2007


James Carville, Media Personality and Political Icon
February 9, 2007


Ron Insana, CNBC Senior Analyst and Financial Expert
March 9, 2007


Liz Murray, Homeless to Harvard- A Remarkable Journey
April 13, 2007


Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes
September 14, 2007


Michael Powell, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
October 12, 2007


Lloyd Trotter, Vice Chairman, GE; President & CEO, GE Industrial
November 9, 2007

2006


Horst Schulze, Founding President and Former COO, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
January 13, 2006


Dr. William Freund, Chief Economist Emeritus, The New York Stock Exchange
February 10, 2006


Joe Theismann, ESPN NFL Analyst and Washington Redskins Star Quarterback
March 10, 2006


Tucker Carlson, Host CNBC,The Situation with Tucker Carlson
April 7, 2006


Kyle Maynard, ESPN 2004 ESPY Award Winner, Success without Excuses
May 12, 2006


Geoffrey Colvin, Senior Editor at Large, FORTUNE Magazine
September 15, 2006


Howard Putnam, Former CEO of Southwest Airlines
October 13, 2006


William Shipman, Expert, Social Security and Retirement
November 10, 2006