Past Speakers

2014

January Michael Steele, MSNBC Political Analyst and Former head of the Republican Party
February The Hon. Samuel Alito, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
February Donald Rumsfeld, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
February Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, U.S. House of Representatives
March Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidential Historian, Political News Analys
April Charlie Crist, Former Florida Governor

2013

December Dr. Michael Doran, Sr. Fellow Brookings Institution
November Olympia Snowe, Former US Senator
November Candy Crowley, CNN Chief Political Correspondent
October Herschel Vinyard, Florida's Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection
August U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
June Dr. Frank Luntz
May Patrick Murphy & David Joyce
April John Walsh, Host of America's Most Wanted
March CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell
February Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State
February Florida Gov. Rick Scott
January Jonathon Karl, ABC News Correspondent
January U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz


2011-2012

November John Paul Steven, Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice
October Ken Rudin, NPR Political Editor
September Congressional Contenders Lois Frankel, Adam Hasner
August U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio
June TIME magazine editors Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy
May MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews
April U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch and U.S. Rep. Allen West
March NBC's Hoda Kotb
February Florida Governor Rick Scott
January Palm Beach Post Columnist Frank Cerabino
January NBC's Lester Holt
December State University Chancellor Frank Brogan
November Four-time U.S. Ambassador Donna Hrinak
October Author/Journalist Diana Henriques
September Florida CFO Jeff Atwater
August U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson


2010 - 2011

June Jack N. Gerard
May Patrick Duddy
April Robert Wexler
March U.S. Rep. Allen West
February U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
January Kate Zernike - New York Times reporter, author
December U.S. Senator  George LeMieux
November NPR Political Editor Ken Rudin  and Securities Fraud Expert Frank Abagnale
October Gubernatorial Candidates Rick Scott (R) and Alex Sink (D)
September U.S. Senate Candidates Charlie Crist & Kendrick Meek


2009-2010

June Florida Rep. Carl Domino (R) and Rep. Maria Sachs (D)
May U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
April Marion Blakey, Pres./CEO Aerospace Industries Association
March Mitt Romney - Former Massachusetts Governor
February Bill Nelson - U.S. Senator
January Eric H. Holder, Jr. - United States Attorney General
December Marc H. Morial - President/CEO National Urban League
November George LeMieux - U.S. Senator
October Peter Canellos - Editor of Last Lion Ted Kennedy’s Biography
September Bill Schneider - CNN Senior Political Analyst


2008-2009

June Florida Senate President - Jeff Atwater
May CFO Alex Sink - Florida Department of Financial Services
April Commander - U.S. Central Command - General David H. Petraeus
March President Pew Research Center - Andy Kohut
February U.S. Supreme Court Justice - Antonin Scalia
January The Hon. Charlie Crist - Florida Governor
December Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum
November NBC Political Director Chuck Todd
October U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney Vs. Challenger Tom Rooney
October Former Governor, U.S. Senator Bob Graham and Former U.S. Representative, Clay Shaw
September U.S. Senator - FL - Bill Nelson

2007-2008

May President and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute Red Cavaney
April U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan William Wood
March Jonathan Fanton, President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
February Islam expert Babar Ahmed
January Florida Gov. Charlie Crist
December U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
December Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Zhou Wenzhong
November NBC Weekend Anchor Lester Holt
October U.S. Rep. Ron Klein
September U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez
August Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio


2006-2007

May Florida Gov. Charlie Crist
April U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney
March Veterans of America Foundation and author of Chasing Ghosts
March Paul Rieckhoff, founder/Exec. Dir. of the Iraq and Afghanistan
February Concord Coalition’s Fiscal Wakeup Tour with U.S. Comptroller David Walker
January NBC’s Natalie Morales from the Today show
December Outgoing U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw
November Former U.S. Rep. Paul G. Rogers
October Congressional contenders Tim Mahoney and Joe Negron
October U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw and Democratic challenger Ron Klein
October Bill Schneider, CNN senior political analyst
September U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)

2005-2006

June U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris
May Democratic gubernatorial contenders Jim Davis and Rod Smith
April Republican gubernatorial contenders Charlie Crist and Tom Gallagher
March U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL)
March New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson
February National Public Radio’s Juan Williams
January U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
December Bill Press, MSNBC political commentator
November Joe Scarborough, MSNBC political commentator
October Cancelled by Hurricane Wilma.
September Florida Emergency Management Director Craig Fugate

2004-2005

May U.S. Rep. Mark Foley
April Dick Morris, political commentator and consultant
March John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
March Social Security debate: U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw vs. U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler
January U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
December Florida Power & Light President Armando Olivera
November Candy Crowley, CNN’s senior political correspondent
October Former State Education Commissioner Betty Castor, U.S. Senate contender
September Former HUD Secretary Mel Martinez, U.S. Senate contender
August Amb. Joseph Wilson, author of The Politics of Truth

2003-2004

June Tim Malloy, reporter/anchor WPTV News Channel 5
May Bill Schneider, CNN senior political analyst
April Janet H. Brown, Exec. Dir. Commission on Presidential Debates
March French Ambassador to the U.S. Jean-David Levitte
February Scripps Exec. V.P. Douglas Bingham and scientist Steve Kay
January Bahamian Prime Minister Perry Christie
December U.S. Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL)
November FBI whistle blower Coleen Rowley
October Boston attorney Roderick Macleish, Jr.
October Florida Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings
September U.S. Rep. Mark Foley


2002-2003

May Vicki Huddleston, principal officer U.S. Special Interests Section, Cuba
May Rick Horrow, sports broker and author of When the Game is on the Line
April U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige
March U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
February Florida Senate Pres. Jim King and Florida Senate Minority Leader Ron Klein
January Jim Bacchus, chief appellate judge World Trade Organization
November Gen. Tommy Franks, Commander in Chief U.S. Central Command
October Congressional debate between U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw and contender Carol Roberts
September Florida Lt. Gov. Frank Brogan
August Florida’s only televised Democratic gubernatorial debate featuring  Janet Reno, Bill McBride and Daryl Jones


THE WHITE HOUSE, CABINET AND KEY AGENCIES:

President Jimmy Carter
Vice President Walter Mondale
U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham
U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt
U.S. Secretary of the Interior James G. Watt
U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs Anthony Principi
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol Browner
U.S. Secretary of the Department of Education Shirley Hufstedler
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Jack Kemp
U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno
U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese
U.S. Attorney General William B. Saxbe
Undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury Jerry Thomas
NASA Aministrator Daniel Goldin
Director of the Office of Management and Budget Bert Lance
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations William Sessions
Central Intelligence Agency Director R. James Woolsey

CONGRESS:

Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell
Retired Doorkeeper House of Representatives William M. (Fishbait) Miller
House Minority Whip David Bonior
Sen. Robert J. Dole, Kansas
Sen. John G. Tower