18 Jan Michael Steele
Speaker: Michael Steele
MSNBC Political Analyst & Former Chair of the Republican National Committee
Speech Topics Include:
- The Political Scene According to Steele
- Inspired and Inspiring Leadership
- The Black Experience & The American Dream
Political speaker Michael Steele is the former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). Speaker Michael Steele was charged with revitalizing the Republican Party. He is an expert on political strategy, fund-raising, PACs, and election reform. Steele made history in 2003 as the first African American elected to statewide office in Maryland, and again with his subsequent chairmanship of the RNC. A self-described “Lincoln Republican,” he also served as Chairman of the GOPAC. Under Steele’s leadership, the RNC broke fundraising records in the 2010 cycle by raising more than $192 million and Republicans won 63 House seats, the biggest pickup since 1938.
Steele’s writings in law, business and politics have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Politico.com, and The Journal of International Security Affairs. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Bill Maher, Comedy Central, and several primetime specials. In May of 2010, Political Speaker Michael Steele became MSNBC’s political analyst. 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. With such a unique combination of experience, Steele is an in-demand speaker, one who examines the crux of business, politics and race.
The Political Scene According to Steele
Speaker Michael Steele is a witty, engaging and savvy political observer. His experiences as Maryland’s lieutenant governor, as a candidate for the U.S. Senate and as a Republican Party leader make him an excellent guide on the fast-paced world of politics. He is a political analyst at MSNBC.
Inspired and Inspiring Leadership
Michael S. 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 Black Experience & The American Dream
Steele points to various personal experiences and news headlines to engage audiences in powerful discussion about the black experience in context with the American Dream. Touching on hard-hitting topics, including the effectiveness of the black community’s efforts to eradicate prejudice, white America’s blindness to race issues, and how one’s school or workplace can vastly contribute to an individual’s success, Steele delivers insightful perspective into the issues sparking conversation from college campuses to corporate America.