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Anton J. Gunn

Anton J. Gunn

Keynote Speaker: Motivational Leadership Speaker, Author & Healthcare Expert

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Anton J. Gunn Biography

Anton J. Gunn is the Founder & President of the 937 Strategy Group, LLC, a national consulting firm that equips the next generation of social and political entrepreneurs in the health & human services industries. Anton Gunn’s current work sits at the intersection of healthcare, wellness, technology and innovation. He currently advises start ups and healthcare organizations on the development of new products and services. Previously, Anton Gunn served as a senior official in the Obama Administration as the Director of External Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, where he advised President Barack Obama and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on public engagement strategies to introduce Main Street to the Affordable Care Act.

Delivering more than 900 healthcare presentations, Mr. Gunn is a nationally recognized thought leader in the ever-changing healthcare sector. From radio to television, a wide range of media outlets seek out Anton’s insights on national policy issues. No matter the venue, Anton delivers insider knowledge that provides the keys to understanding healthcare reform. As an experienced former advisor to the President of the United States, Anton presents the clearest and most comprehensive game plan for success in healthcare reform.

Anton is also a coach, speaker & trainer focusing his services on those leaders in the helping professions of healthcare and public service. From healthcare executives and start-up CEOs to non-profit leaders and elected officials, Anton helps leaders increase their influence with intentionality. Anton is also an author. His first book, The Audacity of Leadership, was released in September 2009. His next book, The Healthcare Reform Playbook: Secrets and Strategies for Capitalizing on Financial Opportunities arising from the Affordable Care Act is due out in late 2017. Anton also has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, The Source and Time Magazines. He also has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, MSNBC Life and CNN”s The Situation Room.

Mr. Gunn has a distinguished twenty-year career of service in healthcare & human services as a chief executive, organizational development trainer, thought leader and social & political strategist. Mr. Gunn also previously served as an elected leader in the South Carolina House of Representatives, becoming the first African American in history to represent his district in 2008. Mr. Gunn’s years of professional experience has garnered him the recognition as one of the Top 50 Progressive Activists who are Changing America. His list of honors and awards are numerous but include: 2014 Congressmen Clyburn & Sprat Public Service Award for Healthcare; 2012 James E. Clyburn Health Care Leadership Award; 2012 Young Alumni of the Year, Univ of South Carolina; 2011 Liberty Fellowship; Greenville HBCU Classic, 2009 Education Maverick of the Year; 2008 Community Change Champion Award, Center for Community Change; 2007 Consumer Health Advocate of the Year, Families USA.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in History (B.A.) and master’s degree in social work (M.S.W.) from the University of South Carolina where he lettered in Division I college football. Anton is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, National Speakers Association, Aspen Global Leadership Network and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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Anton J. Gunn Speaking Topics

Leadership is Not About Titles or Idols

Some people think when you get promoted to a new position and have a big title that makes you a leader. It doesn't. Titles don't make you a leader, it just means you have a leadership position. Being an actual leader is about the impact you have on the people you serve. Having an impact on the lives you serve doesn't require you to have the highest title. It just requires you to have the highest influence. As John Maxwell teaches, "Leadership is influence, nothing more nothing less".

In 1989, a 16 year old rapper from Brooklyn, NY released his debut album called, Youngest in Charge. Special Ed came on the Hip Hop scene in the same year a flurry of other artists and albums were released. Among all of these competing artists and albums released, Special Ed became the youngest Hip Hop artist to sell 500,000 copies. He was not the biggest named artist. He was not the most famous artist but he was one of the most influential artists because of his lyrical content, character and personal style. He inspired millions of young people in Hip Hop, yours truly included. Special Ed's lyrics have meant so much to me. He has helped to build my belief system about what I could achieve and obtain. I knew that I could be "magnificent" because of Special Ed. For me and lots of others, Special Ed had INFLUENCE.

Don't just look to have a title to make you a leader, figure out how you can have influence in people's lives. If you have influence, you don't need a title. #TheLeadersDailyBriefing

Anton J. Gunn Videos

New Book: The Presidential Principles
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Anton Gunn - Keynote Speaker | Best-Selling Author | Leadership Consultant

How to book Anton J. Gunn?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Anton J. Gunn for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Anton J. Gunn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Anton J. Gunn or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Anton J. Gunn?

Booking fees for Anton J. Gunn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Anton J. Gunn, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Anton J. Gunn?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Anton J. Gunn for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Anton J. Gunn for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Anton J. Gunn or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Anton J. Gunn or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Anton J. Gunn is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Healthcare, Business Leadership and Political. The estimated speaking fee range to book Anton J. Gunn for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Anton J. Gunn generally travels from Charleston, SC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Joel Selanikio, Marty Makary, M.D. and Toby Cosgrove. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Anton J. Gunn for an upcoming event.

Anton J. Gunn Speaking Topics

  • Leadership is Not About Titles or Idols

    Some people think when you get promoted to a new position and have a big title that makes you a leader. It doesn't. Titles don't make you a leader, it just means you have a leadership position. Being an actual leader is about the impact you have on the people you serve. Having an impact on the lives you serve doesn't require you to have the highest title. It just requires you to have the highest influence. As John Maxwell teaches, "Leadership is influence, nothing more nothing less".

    In 1989, a 16 year old rapper from Brooklyn, NY released his debut album called, Youngest in Charge. Special Ed came on the Hip Hop scene in the same year a flurry of other artists and albums were released. Among all of these competing artists and albums released, Special Ed became the youngest Hip Hop artist to sell 500,000 copies. He was not the biggest named artist. He was not the most famous artist but he was one of the most influential artists because of his lyrical content, character and personal style. He inspired millions of young people in Hip Hop, yours truly included. Special Ed's lyrics have meant so much to me. He has helped to build my belief system about what I could achieve and obtain. I knew that I could be "magnificent" because of Special Ed. For me and lots of others, Special Ed had INFLUENCE.

    Don't just look to have a title to make you a leader, figure out how you can have influence in people's lives. If you have influence, you don't need a title. #TheLeadersDailyBriefing

Anton J. Gunn Videos

New Book: The Presidential Principles
Anton in Action
Anton Gunn - Keynote Speaker | Best-Selling Author | Leadership Consultant
Anton Gunn - Keynote Speaker | Healthcare Expert | Leadership ...
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How to book Anton J. Gunn?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Anton J. Gunn for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Anton J. Gunn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Anton J. Gunn or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Anton J. Gunn?

Booking fees for Anton J. Gunn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Anton J. Gunn, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Anton J. Gunn?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Anton J. Gunn for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Anton J. Gunn for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Anton J. Gunn or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Anton J. Gunn or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Anton J. Gunn is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Healthcare, Business Leadership and Political. The estimated speaking fee range to book Anton J. Gunn for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Anton J. Gunn generally travels from Charleston, SC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Joel Selanikio, Marty Makary, M.D. and Toby Cosgrove. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Anton J. Gunn for an upcoming event.

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