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Michael Steele

Michael Steele

Keynote Speaker: Conservative Political Commentator & Former Republican Party Politician

Michael Steele Biography

When he was elected Lt. Governor of Maryland in 2003, Michael Steele made history as the first African American elected to statewide office; and again with his subsequent chairmanship of the Republican National Committee in 2009.

As chairman of the RNC, Michael Steele was charged with revitalizing the Republican Party. A self-described "Lincoln Republican," under Steele’s leadership the RNC broke fundraising records (over $198 million raised during the 2010 Congressional cycle) and Republicans won 63 House seats, the biggest pickup since 1938. His commitment to grassroots organization and party building at the state and local levels produced 12 governorships and the greatest share of state legislative seats since 1928 (over 600 seats).

As Lt. Governor of Maryland, Mr. Steele’s priorities included reforming the state's Minority Business Enterprise program, improving the quality of Maryland's public education system (he championed the State’s historic Charter School law), expanding economic development in the state and fostering cooperation between government and faith-based organizations to help those in need.

Mr. Steele’s ability as a communicator and commentator has been showcased through his current role as a political analyst for MSNBC. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Colbert Reportand The Daily Show. In addition to his work in television, Mr. Steele can be heard each week on his radio program, Steele & Ungaron the POTUS Channel on SiriusXM.

Mr. Steele's writings on law, business and politics have appeared in The Grio.com, The Root.com, BET.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Politico.com, Townhall.com, The Journal of International Security Affairs and Catholic University Law Review, among others.

He is the author of Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda, which is a call to arms for grassroots America and co-author of The Recovering Politician’s Twelve Step Program to Survive Crisis.

Born at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Mr. Steele was raised in Washington, DC. Upon graduating Johns Hopkins University (‘81), he entered the Order of St. Augustine where studied for the priesthood. He is a graduate of Georgetown Law Center (’91), an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow in Public Leadership and a University of Chicago Institute of Politics Fellow.

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Michael Steele Speaking Topics

The 2008 Financial Crisis and Why We Still Ignore Solutions

Solutions to Move America Forward – A View from Both Sides of the Aisle

When paired with a speaker with contrasting ideals; Michael Steele expertly presents a compelling point-counterpoint debate over some of the major issues that will impact the nation.

The Political Scene According to Steele

Michael Steel’s experiences as Maryland's lieutenant governor, as a candidate for the US Senate, and as a Republican Party leader make him an excellent guide on the fast-paced world of politics. He is a political pundit and a respected political analyst at MSNBC.

Inspired and Inspiring Leadership

Michael Steele delivers a stirring presentation on his personal journey from his childhood as the son of a working mother in Washington, DC, to his difficulties in college, his years in a Catholic seminary, and his election to public office and rise in the Republican Party. He is a role model and leader whose personal story of struggle and fortitude inspires audiences of all ages.

The Future of the Republican Party

The Republican Party is in flux. Michael Steele analyzes the Republican Party, providing insight on winning elections and political strategy.

Michael Steele Videos

Michael Steele | Spring 2019 Chancellor's List Keynote Speaker ...
McCloskey Speaker Series:The Future of Conservatism in the Age of Trump
Michael Steele to Black America: 'We Built This Country'

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What topics does Michael Steele speak about?

Michael Steele is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Business, Creativity, News & Media, Entrepreneurship, Diversity, Faith & Religion, Hosts & Emcees, College, Geopolitics, Broadcasting, Black Heritage, Political, Conservative and Republican Party.

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Michael Steele generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Michael Steele is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Creativity and News & Media. The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Steele for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Michael Steele generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ben Stein, Norman Ornstein and Juan Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Steele for an upcoming event.

Michael Steele Speaking Topics

  • The 2008 Financial Crisis and Why We Still Ignore Solutions

  • Solutions to Move America Forward – A View from Both Sides of the Aisle

    When paired with a speaker with contrasting ideals; Michael Steele expertly presents a compelling point-counterpoint debate over some of the major issues that will impact the nation.

  • The Political Scene According to Steele

    Michael Steel’s experiences as Maryland's lieutenant governor, as a candidate for the US Senate, and as a Republican Party leader make him an excellent guide on the fast-paced world of politics. He is a political pundit and a respected political analyst at MSNBC.

  • Inspired and Inspiring Leadership

    Michael Steele delivers a stirring presentation on his personal journey from his childhood as the son of a working mother in Washington, DC, to his difficulties in college, his years in a Catholic seminary, and his election to public office and rise in the Republican Party. He is a role model and leader whose personal story of struggle and fortitude inspires audiences of all ages.

  • The Future of the Republican Party

    The Republican Party is in flux. Michael Steele analyzes the Republican Party, providing insight on winning elections and political strategy.

Michael Steele Videos

Michael Steele | Spring 2019 Chancellor's List Keynote Speaker ...
McCloskey Speaker Series:The Future of Conservatism in the Age of Trump
Michael Steele to Black America: 'We Built This Country'
Michael Steele's Real Ideas for Change - YouTube

Michael Steele News

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