What Is the Washington Speakers Bureau?


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The Washington Speakers Bureau is a lecture agency with a list of exclusive clients available to speak at a variety of engagements and events. It serves as a broker between former political figures and businesses and organizations in search of keynote speakers. It arranges events and prepares clients.

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The Washington Speakers Bureau was founded by Bernie and Paula Swain and Harry Rhoads Jr. in 1979. Mr. Rhoads continues in his role as administrator. Contracts are arranged through the agency's lawyers. Former politicians and leaders earn speaking fees that vary depending on name status. The agency has brokered over 50,000 events and remains a powerful influence in Washington.

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