About CMG Speaks

CMG Speaks is a full service talent booking agency, representing world-class speakers whose topics range from business, technology, politics, media, sports, and entertainment. As a successor company to CMG Worldwide, a premier marketing and rights management company representing hundreds of iconic sports, historical, entertainment and music personalities, CMG Speaks is committed to providing our customers with the world’s most dynamic storytellers, icons, and thought leaders for their events. Our speakers are multi-faceted individuals – activists, writers, business leaders, athletes, entertainers, and so much more – with incredible stories to share.

At CMG Speaks, we are dedicated to helping you find the perfect speaker to make your event a memorable success.

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Tammie Jo Shults is a retired commercial airline captain, author, and former naval aviator. Known for being one of the first female fighter pilots to serve in the United States Navy, following active duty she became a pilot for Southwest Airlines. On April 17, 2018, as captain of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, Shults safely landed a Boeing 737-700, saving 148 passengers, after the aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure with debris causing rapid decompression of the aircraft. She retired from Southwest Airlines in 2020.

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Former Naval Aviator, Pilot, and Author

Keynote Topics: Author, Aviation, Inspirational Women, Leadership, Diversity, Faith

Travels From: Boerne, Texas

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Most widely recognized for her service on September 11, Heather “Lucky” Penney was part of the first wave of women who went directly into fighters from pilot training. The first and only woman in the 121st Fighter Squadron, Heather deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom for initial combat operations as a night-time SCUD Hunter in the western deserts of Iraq, also supporting Special Operations Forces. She flew the F-16 for ten years before having to make the difficult decision to leave fighter aviation as a single mother. She then flew the special airlift mission and retired out of the Pentagon. For over ten years, Heather was a Director of various Air Force programs for Lockheed Martin, specializing in capture management, government relations, and strategic business development. She now is a Senior Resident Fellow for the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies at the Air Force Association, where she is an expert on defense policy issues related to airpower and the Air Force.

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Former USAF Lieutenant, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Defense Policy Expert

Keynote Topics: Aviation, Inspirational Women, Leadership, Motivation

Travels From: Alexandria, Virginia

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Stuart Milk is an international human rights activist, LGBT rights speaker, government relations consultant, and youth advocate. He is the co founder and Board President of the all volunteer Harvey Milk Foundation. As the nephew of Harvey Milk, the iconic civil rights leader, Stuart has taken his uncle message of authenticity, example of courage and the power of collaboration onto the global stage supporting local, regional and national human rights struggles and emerging LGBT communities on five continents.

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Global Human Rights Activist, President of Harvey Milk Foundation, US President Obama’s LGBTQ surrogate and advisor

Keynote Topics: Equality, LGBTQ+/Pride, Leadership, Politics

Travels From: Florida

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Colin Egglesfield is an actor, author and entrepreneur. Best known for his roles on hit television shows such as All My Children, Melrose Place, and The Client List. He has also starred opposite some of the entertainment industry's top talent in film including Kate Hudson, Gary Oldman and Sylvester Stallone. In his book, Agile Artist: Life Lessons from Hollywood and Beyond, Colin shares incredible insight and the strategies he had to adopt not only to overcome the odds in pursuit of his acting career but also to survive two bouts of cancer. Colinʼs inspiring message of resilience encourages others that they too can overcome their personal challenges and adversity in pursuit of what matters most in life.

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Actor, Author, Stem Cell Ambassador

Keynote Topics: Celebrity Motivational Speaker, Overcoming Obstacles, Leadership, Audition Tools

Travels From: Arizona

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David Paterson was the 55th Governor of the State of New York. His best selling book “Black, Blind, and In Charge'' held top of the charts for many months. While in office, David reduced New York’s fiscal deficit by nearly $40 billion and has been an advocate for protecting the rights of the disabled, LGBTQ+ communities, and relentlessly fights against hate crimes and all racial inequality.

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55th Governor of New York and Author of “Black, Blind, and In Charge”

Keynote Topics: Political, Diversity & Disability, Leadership, Overcoming Obstacles, Motivational, LGTBQ+ & Allies

Travels From: New York, NY

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André Thornton is a motivational and faith-based speaker, a twenty-one year veteran of the MLB and recipient of the coveted Roberto Clemente Award, acclaimed author of Triumph in the Face of Adversity, and the CEO of ASW Global Inc. Drawing on his faith and life experiences, Mr. Thornton educates and inspires audiences about Executive Leadership, Organizational Change, Overcoming Adversity, and Diversity. Mr. Thornton is a remarkable speaker, having honed his craft over the course of more than one thousand professional engagements.

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Former MLB and Cleveland Indians Player, Roberto Clemente Award Recipient, CEO of ASW Global Inc.

Keynote Topics: Team Building, Leadership, Diversity, Overcoming Adversity, Faith

Travels From: Mogadore, Ohio

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Ilyasah Shabazz is an educator and motivational speaker focusing on the preservation and growth of the legacy of her late father, Malcolm X.  Ms. Shabazz is the acclaimed author of Growing Up X: A Coming-of-Age Memoir, serves as President of The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, and leads a youth empowerment movement, The WAKE-UP Tour™ . Drawing on her remarkable upbringing and diverse life experiences, Ms. Shabazz speaks on Diversity, Overcoming Adversity, and her journey to preserve and promote her family’s legacy.

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Daughter and Spokeswoman for the Legacy of Malcolm X

Keynote Topics: Overcoming Adversity, Diversity, Linked to Legends

Travels From: New Rochelle, NY

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J’Marie Moore is the first daughter of a famous boxer to fight professionally.  J’Marie is a woman of faith and the daughter of legendary boxer Archie Moore. Archie was  the longest reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion.  J’Marie, better known in the ring as THE LADY MONGOOSE went 2-0 as a pro between 1997 and 2000

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Daughter of legendary boxer Archie Moore, Former Professional Boxer, Author, and Coach

Keynote Topics: Inspirational Women, Faith, Leadership, Diversity & Disability, Motivational

Travels From: Mexico

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Travis Cloyd is an accomplished futurist, innovator, producer, professor, CEO, and entertainment executive with a focus on creating, managing and financing immersive state-of-the-art technology companies. He is an award-winning producer, XR visionary and Metaverse educator that operates a portfolio of cutting-edge businesses with a focus on trending innovation. Most recently, recognized by Forbes on the 2021 top ‘Next Entrepreneur’ list.

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Futurist, Innovator, Producer, Professor, CEO, and Entertainment Executive

Keynote Topics: Technology, Blockchain

Travels From: Los Angeles, CA

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Tammie Jo Shults is a retired commercial airline captain, author, and former naval aviator. Known for being one of the first female fighter pilots to serve in the United States Navy, following active duty she became a pilot for Southwest Airlines. On April 17, 2018, as captain of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, Shults safely landed a Boeing 737-700, saving 148 passengers, after the aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure with debris causing rapid decompression of the aircraft. She retired from Southwest Airlines in 2020.

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Former Naval Aviator, Pilot, and Author

Keynote Topics: Author, Aviation, Inspirational Women, Leadership, Diversity, Faith

Travels From: Boerne, Texas

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Most widely recognized for her service on September 11, Heather “Lucky” Penney was part of the first wave of women who went directly into fighters from pilot training. The first and only woman in the 121st Fighter Squadron, Heather deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom for initial combat operations as a night-time SCUD Hunter in the western deserts of Iraq, also supporting Special Operations Forces. She flew the F-16 for ten years before having to make the difficult decision to leave fighter aviation as a single mother. She then flew the special airlift mission and retired out of the Pentagon. For over ten years, Heather was a Director of various Air Force programs for Lockheed Martin, specializing in capture management, government relations, and strategic business development. She now is a Senior Resident Fellow for the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies at the Air Force Association, where she is an expert on defense policy issues related to airpower and the Air Force.

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Former USAF Lieutenant, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Defense Policy Expert

Keynote Topics: Aviation, Inspirational Women, Leadership, Motivational

Travels From: Alexandria, Virginia

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Stuart Milk is an international human rights activist, LGBT rights speaker, government relations consultant, and youth advocate. He is the co founder and Board President of the all volunteer Harvey Milk Foundation. As the nephew of Harvey Milk, the iconic civil rights leader, Stuart has taken his uncle message of authenticity, example of courage and the power of collaboration onto the global stage supporting local, regional and national human rights struggles and emerging LGBT communities on five continents.

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Global Human Rights Activist, President of Harvey Milk Foundation, US President Obama’s LGBTQ surrogate and advisor

Keynote Topics: Equality, LGBTQ+/Pride, Leadership, Politics

Travels From: Florida

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Colin Egglesfield is an actor, author and entrepreneur. Best known for his roles on hit television shows such as All My Children, Melrose Place, and The Client List. He has also starred opposite some of the entertainment industry's top talent in film including Kate Hudson, Gary Oldman and Sylvester Stallone. In his book, Agile Artist: Life Lessons from Hollywood and Beyond, Colin shares incredible insight and the strategies he had to adopt not only to overcome the odds in pursuit of his acting career but also to survive two bouts of cancer. Colinʼs inspiring message of resilience encourages others that they too can overcome their personal challenges and adversity in pursuit of what matters most in life.

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Actor, Author, Stem Cell Ambassador

Keynote Topics: Celebrity Motivational Speaker, Overcoming Obstacles, Leadership, Audition Tools

Travels From: Arizona

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David Paterson was the 55th Governor of the State of New York. His best selling book “Black, Blind, and In Charge'' held top of the charts for many months. While in office, David reduced New York’s fiscal deficit by nearly $40 billion and has been an advocate for protecting the rights of the disabled, LGBTQ+ communities, and relentlessly fights against hate crimes and all racial inequality.

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55th Governor of New York and Author of “Black, Blind, and In Charge”

Keynote Topics: Political, Diversity & Disability, Leadership, Overcoming Obstacles, Motivational, LGTBQ+ & Allies

Travels From: New York, NY

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André Thornton is a motivational and faith-based speaker, a twenty-one year veteran of the MLB and recipient of the coveted Roberto Clemente Award, acclaimed author of Triumph in the Face of Adversity, and the CEO of ASW Global Inc. Drawing on his faith and life experiences, Mr. Thornton educates and inspires audiences about Executive Leadership, Organizational Change, Overcoming Adversity, and Diversity. Mr. Thornton is a remarkable speaker, having honed his craft over the course of more than one thousand professional engagements.

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Former MLB and Cleveland Indians Player, Roberto Clemente Award Recipient, CEO of ASW Global Inc.

Keynote Topics: Team Building, Leadership, Diversity, Overcoming Adversity, Faith

Travels From: Mogadore, Ohio

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Ilyasah Shabazz is an educator and motivational speaker focusing on the preservation and growth of the legacy of her late father, Malcolm X.  Ms. Shabazz is the acclaimed author of Growing Up X: A Coming-of-Age Memoir, serves as President of The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, and leads a youth empowerment movement, The WAKE-UP Tour™ . Drawing on her remarkable upbringing and diverse life experiences, Ms. Shabazz speaks on Diversity, Overcoming Adversity, and her journey to preserve and promote her family’s legacy.

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Daughter and Spokeswoman for the Legacy of Malcolm X

Keynote Topics: Overcoming Adversity, Diversity, Linked to Legends

Travels From: New Rochelle, NY

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J’Marie Moore is the first daughter of a famous boxer to fight professionally. J’Marie is a woman of faith and the daughter of legendary boxer Archie Moore. Archie was the longest reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion. J’Marie, better known in the ring as THE LADY MONGOOSE went 2-0 as a pro between 1997 and 2000

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Daughter of legendary boxer Archie Moore, Former Professional Boxer, Author, and Coach

Keynote Topics: Inspirational Women, Faith, Leadership, Diversity & Disability, Motivational

Travels From: Mexico

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Travis Cloyd is an accomplished futurist, innovator, producer, professor, CEO, and entertainment executive with a focus on creating, managing and financing immersive state-of-the-art technology companies. He is an award-winning producer, XR visionary and Metaverse educator that operates a portfolio of cutting-edge businesses with a focus on trending innovation. Most recently, recognized by Forbes on the 2021 top ‘Next Entrepreneur’ list.

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Futurist, Innovator, Producer, Professor, CEO, and Entertainment Executive

Keynote Topics: Technology, Blockchain

Travels From: Los Angeles, CA

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Former Naval Aviator, Pilot, and Author

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Former USAF Lieutenant, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Defense Policy Expert

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Global Human Rights Activist, President of Harvey Milk Foundation, US President Obama’s LGBTQ surrogate and advisor

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Actor, Author, Stem Cell Ambassador

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55th Governor of New York and Author of “Black, Blind, and In Charge”

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Former MLB and Cleveland Indians Player, Roberto Clemente Award Recipient, CEO of ASW Global Inc.

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Daughter and Spokeswoman for the Legacy of Malcolm X

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J'marie Moore

Daughter of legendary boxer Archie Moore, Former Professional Boxer, Author, and Coach

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Futurist, Innovator, Producer, Professor, CEO, and Entertainment Executive

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