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John Ashcroft

John Ashcroft

Keynote Speaker: Former U.S. Attorney General, Former Governor & Senator of Missouri

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John Ashcroft Biography

Former U.S. Attorney General, Governor and U.S. Senator John Ashcroft serves as founder and Chairman of The Ashcroft Group and The Ashcroft Law Firm (together, the “Firm”). Together with the select group of seasoned, respected and experienced senior executives he recruited to join him – many of whom helped to lead the U.S. Department of Justice during a significant time in our nation’s history – the Firm has earned a reputation for integrity and a track record for accelerating successful resolutions of even the most complex matters. With a focus on issues of integrity and corporate governance, the Firm provides compliance advice, legal counsel and consulting services to world-leading clients, including Fortune 500 companies, multi-national corporations and corporate executives.

As Attorney General, and the U.S. Justice Department’s CEO, Mr. Ashcroft led the world’s largest and foremost international law firm and law enforcement agency—an organization larger than most Fortune 500 companies, with over 122,000 employees. Mr. Ashcroft integrated strategic planning, budgeting and performance measures, which resulted in the DOJ earning a clean audit for the first time in its history.

Mr. Ashcroft boldly led the Department of Justice through the transformational period after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He subsequently reorganized the Department to focus on its number one priority: preventing terrorism. The tough antiterrorism campaign he directed helped keep America safe throughout his tenure and resulted in the dismantling of terrorist cells across America and the disruption of over 150 terrorist plots worldwide.

Within two months of the attacks, and with financial markets still reeling, the unprecedented corporate scandals at ENRON, WorldCom and dozens more unfolded, further destabilizing the weakened economy. John Ashcroft was called upon to restore America’s faith in the integrity of our marketplace. He marshaled the resources of the federal government to bring to justice those guilty of massive corporate fraud. At all times, he demanded that cases be brought swiftly, with appropriate serious penalties—always taking into account the best interests of the employees and shareholders whose lives were most directly affected.

From 1985 to 1993, as Governor of Missouri, Ashcroft balanced eight consecutive budgets, built a $120 million budget surplus and established a $190 million operating reserve. His management and fiscal integrity helped generate 338,000 new jobs state-wide, a triple-A bond rating from the three major Wall Street rating agencies, a per capita state and local tax burden ranked 49th in the United States and a 12 percent increase in personal income. His new education performance standards led Fortune magazine to name him as one of the nation’s top ten Education Governors. In 1991, the non-partisan National Governors Association voted him Chairman.

Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994, he brought his management skills to Washington where he authored budget rules protecting Social Security and Medicare and helped balance the federal budget for the first time in decades. As a member of the Senate Judiciary, Foreign Relations and Commerce Committees, he worked to reform laws regulating the banking, telecommunications, aviation, transportation and information technology industries.

In 1973, Mr. Ashcroft served as Missouri Auditor, followed by two terms as Missouri Attorney General. He was raised in Springfield, Missouri, received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago.

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John Ashcroft Speaking Topics

America in the 21st Century

John Ashcroft reflects on principled leadership and the durable integrity of convictions required to make tough decisions. Speaking about lessons learned through service, the great promise of America and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, Attorney General Ashcroft analyzes the issues shaping America's political landscape.

The Future of Homeland Security

Offering strategic perspectives on homeland security, integrity in the Justice Department's surveillance policies, and other issues currently affecting our nations safety, Attorney General Ashcroft discusses how today's policy will affect your organization tomorrow.

IT Security: Striking a Balance Between Access, Privacy and Usability

Personal and corporate data continues to be compromised at an alarming rate, in part because people are reluctant to use security tools that are too cumbersome to incorporate into their regular routines. Attorney General Ashcroft addresses these concerns and discusses the critical need for innovative security technologies that strike a balance between access, privacy and usability.

John Ashcroft Videos

John Ashcroft Delivers Remarks at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods
John Ashcroft Is Troubled By The Department Of Justice | Huckabee
John Ashcroft: I would like a president who would unify us

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John Ashcroft is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Business, Conservative, Government, Republican Party, Security & Defense, Cybersecurity, Leadership and Political.

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John Ashcroft is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Conservative and Government. The estimated speaking fee range to book John Ashcroft for live events is $50,000 - $100,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. John Ashcroft can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ben Stein, Norman Ornstein and Avi Rubin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Ashcroft for an upcoming event.

John Ashcroft Speaking Topics

  • America in the 21st Century

    John Ashcroft reflects on principled leadership and the durable integrity of convictions required to make tough decisions. Speaking about lessons learned through service, the great promise of America and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, Attorney General Ashcroft analyzes the issues shaping America's political landscape.

  • The Future of Homeland Security

    Offering strategic perspectives on homeland security, integrity in the Justice Department's surveillance policies, and other issues currently affecting our nations safety, Attorney General Ashcroft discusses how today's policy will affect your organization tomorrow.

  • IT Security: Striking a Balance Between Access, Privacy and Usability

    Personal and corporate data continues to be compromised at an alarming rate, in part because people are reluctant to use security tools that are too cumbersome to incorporate into their regular routines. Attorney General Ashcroft addresses these concerns and discusses the critical need for innovative security technologies that strike a balance between access, privacy and usability.

John Ashcroft Videos

John Ashcroft Delivers Remarks at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods
John Ashcroft Is Troubled By The Department Of Justice | Huckabee
John Ashcroft: I would like a president who would unify us

John Ashcroft News

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