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Robert F. Bauer - Rebecca Costa

October 20th, 2017

Robert F. Bauer previously served as White House Counsel to United States President Barack Obama. Prior to this appointment Bauer was the personal attorney for Obama and General Counsel for Obama’s presidential campaign. He also served as General Counsel for the Democratic National Committee. Robert Bauer is a law partner at Perkins Coie.

George P. Schultz - Rebecca Costa

October 13th, 2017

George P. Schultz served as the 60th United States Secretary of State, 62nd U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and U.S. Secretary of Labor. He is one of only two politicians to serve in four different cabinet positions. Schultz took a hiatus from government to become the President of Bechtel Corporation until he was tapped by President Ronald Reagan to become Secretary of State. Though he retired from public office in 1989, he continues to advise heads of state and Fortune 500 companies.

John Delaney - Rebecca Costa

October 6th, 2017

John Delaney is the United States Representative for Maryland’s 6th - and the state’s second largest - Congressional District. He is the first individual to declare his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the President of the United States in 2020. He is also the co-founder of two successful publicly traded companies: Health Care Financial Partners (HCFP) and CapitalSource.

Walter Mondale - Rebecca Costa

September 28th, 2017

Walter "Fritz" Mondale served as Vice President of the United States under President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. Mondale worked as the United States Senator from Minnesota from 1964 through 1976.  He was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1984, and the first to select a woman as a vice presidential running mate for a major party – Geraldine Ferraro. From 1993 to 1996 Mondale served as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan under President Bill Clinton. 

Matt Bevin - Rebecca Costa

September 21st, 2017

Matthew Griswold Bevin was elected Governor of Kentucky in 2015. As Governor, Bevin has been an advocate of permitting insurance providers to compete across state lines, capping damages awarded for pain and suffering, allowing individuals to purchase health insurance with pre-tax earnings, and providing federal block grants to states to allow them to cover individuals with pre-existing conditions.

Richard Painter - Rebecca Costa

September 15th, 2017

Richard Painter served as an Associate Counsel to the U.S. President from 2005 to 2007. During his tenure, he worked as the chief ethics lawyer for President Bush, White House employees, and senior nominees to Senate-confirmed positions in the Executive Branch. He is the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota and is currently vice chair of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

Robert Atkinson - Rebecca Costa

September 7th, 2017

Robert David Atkinson is a Canadian-American economist. He is president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a public policy think tank based in Washington, D.C., which promotes policies based on innovation economics. As a respected policy expert and commentator, Atkinson has testified numerous times before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and appears frequently on news programs including BBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, and NBC Nightly News.

Karl Rove - Rebecca Costa

August 31st, 2017

Karl Rove is a renowned political consultant and policy advisor. Karl Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. He oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating all White House policy-making processes. Since leaving the White House, Rove has worked as a political analyst, strategist and contributor for Fox News, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal. 

Deepak Chopra - Rebecca Costa

August 24th, 2017

Deepak Chopra is a prominent advocate of alternative medicine and bestselling author. Chopra studied medicine in India before emigrating to the United States where he became Chief of Staff at New England Memorial Hospital. Chopra is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism and is the author of more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages. In 1996, he co-founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.

Peter Georgescu

August 17th, 2017

Peter Georgescu is the Chairman Emeritus of Young & Rubicam, one of the world's largest advertising agencies. He emigrated to the United States in 1954 after being held as a political prisoner in Romania. His career spans 38 years, with top management experience both in the U.S. and Europe. In recognition for his contributions he was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2011.  Mr. Georgescu is also the author of three bestselling books.