Category: Texas Celebs
Texas Celebrity Speakers, Personalities, Media and Public Figures

Texas Celebs Featured Speakers

Larry Gatlin

  • Famed Gatlin Brothers member, recording artist and Grammy Award Winner
  • Texas Celebrity Performer and Keynote Speaker

Traveling From: Texas and Tennessee

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Linda Armstrong

  • Mother of Lance Armstrong
  • Texas Celebrity Speaker

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Dave Lieber

  • Former Columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • Texas Celebrity Speaker, Business Speaker & Humorist

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Michelle Aguilar

  • Winner of "The Biggest Loser" TV Show Season 6
  • Texas Celebrity Speaker; Reality TV Star

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Ed Foreman

  • Former Texas Congressman
  • Humorist & Motivational Keynote Speaker

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Sheriff J.B Smith

  • Former Sheriff of Smith County, Texas from 1976 - 2012
  • Humorist, Auctioneer, and Banquet Speaker
  • Featured on The Early Show and NBC's Today Show

Traveling From: Tyler/Dallas Texas

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Dennis McCuistion

  • Host of the Nationally syndicated McCUISTION program on PBS
  • Executive Director of Corporate Governance for UT
  • Texas Celebrity Speaker and Media Personality

Traveling From: Texas

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Alan Bean

  • Fourth man in history to set foot on the moon (Apollo 12)
  • Texas Celebrity Keynote Speaker

Traveling From: Houston, Texas

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Aaron Peirsol

  • 7 Time Olympic Medalist; Texas Celebrity Speaker
  • Known as the best US Backstroker of all time

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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David Cook

  • David's best seller "Seven Days in Utopia" is now a movie starring Robert Duvall
  • Former Mental Training Coach for the San Antonio Spurs
  • Celebrity Performance Coach for PGA, NBA, NFL, MLB, & Olympic Players

Traveling From: San Antonio, TX

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Ram Charan

  • Author of the #1 Business Best-Selling Book: "Execution" & 12 other books
  • World Recognized Business Keynote Speaker

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Jim Stovall

  • Faced with total blindness, Jim Stovall has gone on to accomplish the unbelievable.

Traveling From: Texas / Regional

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Bob Losure

  • Former CNN Headline News Anchor
  • Cancer Survivor and Keynote Speaker

Traveling From: Oklahoma

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Peter Elkind

  • FORTUNE: Editor at Large, Texas Conference Keynote Speaker
  • Best-Selling Author of "The Smartest Guys in the Room" & "Client 9"

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Gary Hoover

  • Founder of Hoovers.com; the world's largest provider of information on companies
  • Texas Business Keynote Speaker

Traveling From: Texas

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Texas Celebs Speakers

Sean Algaier

  • "Biggest Loser" Season 8 Finalist
  • Co-wrote Song Nominated for a Grammy Award

Traveling From: North Texas

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Hugh Aynesworth

  • Covered the assassination of J.F.K.
  • Contributor to Dallas Morning News features & Formerly with Dallas Times Herald
  • Former Washington Times Southwest Bureau Chief, Dallas

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Bill Bates

  • Former Dallas Cowboys Football Player
  • Motivational, Team Building, & Goal Setting Speaker

Traveling From: Florida

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Mike Boettcher

  • Former ABC War Correspondent; CNN's Former Chief Terrorism Correspondent
  • Recently Embedded in Iraq & Afghanistan with ABC
  • Subject of the ABC documentary film "The Hornet's Nest" (released 2014)

Traveling From: North Texas / Regional

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Walter Bond

  • Former NBA player for the Dallas Mavericks
  • Business Speaker; Known as "Mr. Accountability"

Traveling From: Minnesota

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Barbara Bush

  • Former First Lady, Author, Speaker
  • Helps Fight the Cycle of Illiteracy through the Barbara Bush Foundation

Traveling From: Texas

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George H.W. Bush, Sr.

  • The Forty-first President of the United States
  • Honorary Co-Chair of C-Change, a coalition of cancer organizations.

Traveling From: Texas

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Barry Corbin

  • Regular cast member on the new TV series 'Anger Management'
  • Former Sheriff Fenton Washburn in tv series Dallas
  • Co-Starred in 2008's Oscar-winning film No Country for Old Men

Traveling From: Fort Worth, TX

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Clyde Drexler

  • 10 Time NBA All Star
  • Contestant on Dancing With the Stars

Traveling From: Houston, Texas

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Sean Elliott

  • Two-Time NBA All-Star
  • Lead the Spurs to their NBA Championship in 1999
  • Spurs TV Analyst for FSN South

Traveling From: San Antonio, Texas

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Mitch Gaylord

  • Olympic Gold Medalist & US Olympics Hall of Famer
  • Motivational Speaker & Fitness Expert

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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Brendan Hansen

  • Only person in history to win all the breakstroke events all four years at the NCAA Championships
  • Olympic Gold Medalist & 3-Time World Record Holder

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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Cliff Harris

  • Former Dallas Cowboy Appearing in Five Super Bowls
  • Named Sports Illustrated's "All Time Dream Team Free Safety"
  • Football Player Turned "Green" Businessman

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Chad Hedrick

  • 5-Time Olympic Medalist
  • Second man in American history to win five Olympic medals in long track speedskating
  • Winner of 50 World Championships - Inline Skating

Traveling From: Houston, Texas

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Chad Hennings

  • Former NFL player & Air Force Veteran
  • Author, Speaker, Business Man

Traveling From: Texas

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Stephen Howard

  • ESPN College Basketball Analyst
  • Former NBA star

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Raghib "Rocket" Ismail

  • Retired from the Dallas Cowboys in 2003; Former NFL Oakland Raider
  • Named #75 in Top 100 Greatest College Football Players of All-Time in 2004

Traveling From: Texas

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Daryl Johnston

  • Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl FB
  • FOX Sports Analyst

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Nastia Liukin

  • 5 Time Olympic medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • 2008 All-Around Olympic Gold Medalist
  • 2007 3X World Champion (Team, Uneven Bars, and Balance Beam)

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas or NYC

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Sean Lowe

  • Star of ABC's The Bachelor (Season 17)

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Colt McCoy

  • Known as the winningest quarterback in college history at UT from 06-09
  • 2x Heisman Trophy Award Finalist; San Francisco 49ers Quarterback

Traveling From: Texas or California

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Chef Darren McGrady

  • Known as "The Royal Chef"
  • Chef to Queen Elizabeth & the Royal Family for 15yrs
  • Featured on the Oprah Show, Larry King, Fox & the BBC

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Kevin Millar

  • Former American NHL Player
  • Drafted into the NHL in 1984 & retired in 2005

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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Warren Moon

  • NFL HOF QB
  • FOX Sports Analyst

Traveling From: Texas

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Jim Morris

  • Subject of the Blockbuster Film "The Rookie"
  • Texas Inspirational Keynote Speaker

Traveling From: San Antonio, Texas

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Jim Morris

  • America's Leading Political Impressionist
  • Voices for the "The X-Presidents"cartoon on NBC's Saturday Night Live show

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Story Musgrave

  • Former Astronaut & Surgeon; Made Six Space Flights
  • Professor, Businessman, Landscape Architect, concept artist with Walt Disney Imagineering

Traveling From: Texas (no air/ground travel expenses charged for events in Texas)

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Drew Pearson

  • Former Dallas Cowboy Football Player
  • Successful Businessman, Holds Countless Professional Records, 1970 NFL All Decade Team

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Vince Poscente

  • New York Times Best Selling Author of: "The Age of Speed"
  • Peak Performance Strategist, Olympian, & Texas Keynote Speaker

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Howard Putnam

  • Former CEO of Southwest Airlines
  • Celebrity Business Speaker
  • Author of "Winds of Turbulence"

Traveling From: California

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Eddie Reese

  • Head Coach for University of Texas & 3 Time Men's Olympic Swim Team Head Coach
  • One of the top swimming coaches of all time, has coached numerous Olympians

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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Karen Reisman

  • Einstein's Cousin
  • Speaker on Business, Change, and Presentation Skills

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Abby Rike

  • Contestant on NBC's hit television reality show, "The Biggest Loser"
  • Author of "Working It Out: A Journey of Love, Loss, Hope & Health" (Spring 2011)
  • Former High School Drama Teacher for 13 years

Traveling From: Nashville, TN

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Peter Roussel

  • Former White House Spokesman
  • Radio/TV Commentator

Traveling From: Houston, Texas

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Eric Shanteau

  • 2008 Olympic Swimmer & Motivational Speaker
  • Known for delaying cancer treatment to compete in the Olympics

Traveling From: Texas

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Kenny Smith

  • Former NBA Player with the Houston Rockets & others
  • TV Basketball Analyst for Inside the NBA on TNT

Traveling From: California

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Gene Stallings

  • Former Texas A&M Coach & Secondary Coach for Dallas Cowboys
  • Lead the Dallas Cowboys to Super Bowl XII win

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Roger Staubach

  • Heisman Trophy Winner and Former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys
  • Successful Real Estate Businessman; Sold Company for $613 Million

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Michael Strahan

  • Texas Native; All American Football player for Texas Southern University
  • Former NFL New York Giants Player
  • Football Analyst, Producer, and Actor

Traveling From: California

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Janine Turner

  • Emmy and three-time Golden Globe nominated actress
  • Actress, Author & Radio Host

Traveling From: Dallas,TX

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Maurice "Termite" Watkins

  • National Golden Gloves Champion
  • The Real Man Behind the Hit Movie "They Call Me Termite"
  • CBS Sports Arete Awards Winner

Traveling From: Houston, Texas

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Lisa Whelchel

  • "Survivor Philippines" Contestant
  • Star of "The Facts of Life"
  • Author & Faith Based Speaker

Traveling From: California

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Danny White

  • Former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback
  • Dallas Cowboy from 1976 to 1989
  • Former Utah Blaze and Arizona Rattlers Head Coach/GM

Traveling From: Arizona

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Randy White

  • Former Dallas Cowboy Football Player
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl MVP, "Strongest Player"

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Chandra Wilson

  • Best Known for her role as Dr. Miranda Bailey on ABC's, Grey's Anatomy

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Tracey Yukich

  • Contestant in Season 8 of NBC's hit TV show, The Biggest Loser
  • From 250 pounds to 132 pounds!

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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