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Herman Cain

American Politician and Author, Business Executive, Radio Host, and Syndicated Columnist

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 Herman Cain Biography

Herman Cain grew up in Atlanta, Georgia with loving parents and little else. His father worked three jobs—as a janitor, a barber and a chauffeur—and his mother was a domestic worker. Even though these jobs required hard work and little glamour, his parents knew this life was better than the dirt farms upon which they grew up. They also knew that this hard work was the key to achieving their American Dreams.

Cain’s parents had two dreams. First, they wanted to own their own house. Secondly, they wanted both of their children to graduate from college. During the segregation era in the Deep South, these aspirations might have seemed lofty, but they knew that if they kept their faith in God, faith in themselves and faith in the greatest country on the Earth, they could achieve.

The first dream was realized in a modest brick house on Albert Street in Atlanta, Georgia. After years of saving from his many jobs, Cain’s father surprised the whole family, even his wife, by purchasing a home for their family. The second dream was realized when Cain graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in mathematics in 1967. His brother, Thurman, would go on to graduate from Morris Brown College.

Inspired by the work ethic and character of his parents, Cain continued his education by earning his master’s degree in Computer Science from Purdue University while working full-time developing fire control systems for ships and fighter planes for the Department of the Navy. Though Cain enjoyed using his talents as a civilian employee for the Navy, he gravitated towards the culture of business.

Cain returned to his home of Atlanta to begin working as a computer systems analyst for the Coca-Cola Company. After considerable success at Coca-Cola, he moved to the Pillsbury Company. Within a short period of time, Cain rose to position of vice president. Although the comforts of a corner office on the 31st floor of a majestic corporate building seemed satisfying, Cain knew that he needed a challenge.

He became the regional vice president of Pillsbury’s Burger King division. This meant starting from the “ground up,” dodging grease fires and broiling hamburgers. Cain was assigned to lead a low performing region of 450 of their restaurants. Within three years, it became the best performing region in the company.

Energized by overcoming the many obstacles of his job at Burger King, Cain took on the biggest challenge of his career. He accepted the call to become the president and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, a company that was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. In just 14 months, Cain returned Godfather’s to profitability and he led his management team to a buyout of the company.

His professional successes garnered the respect and admiration of industry peers who named him the president of the National Restaurant Association. Under Cain’s administration, the group grew significantly and began to lobby for the interests of America’s restaurateurs and small business owners.

In 1994, as head of the National Restaurant Association, he had the opportunity to speak with President Clinton during a nationally televised town hall meeting. Here, Cain challenged the President regarding the impact on businesses if his health care overhaul proposal were passed. President Clinton attempted to assure him and the millions of viewers watching at home that his legislation would not harm American business owners and their employees.

Cain was skeptical. “Quite honestly Mr. President, your calculations are incorrect,” he said. “In the competitive marketplace, it simply doesn’t work that way.” His words echoed across America, and Newsweek named Cain the primary saboteur of Hillarycare.

Through these and other appearances on behalf of the National Restaurant Association, Cain began working with business leaders across all sectors of the American economy. This led to his acceptance of a position on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and he was subsequently elected their chairman. In this role, he analyzed economic conditions in the region and notified the Federal Reserve of how their policies should respond.

After coming in an impressive 2nd in his 2004 bid for the United States Senate in Georgia, Cain soon became the host of his own radio talk show, The Herman Cain Show, on Atlanta’s WSB 750 AM/ 95.5 FM.

Today, as a former Republican candidate for the Presidency and seasoned business leader, he remains an active and outspoken voice for conservative issues. In January 2013, Cain began the next phase of his life’s journey with the start of the nationally syndicated Herman Cain Show, heard on many radio stations from 9 until noon daily. To complement the radio show, Cain also established HermanCain.com which offers a constant flow of commentary, news, audio, video, humor and reader-listener interaction.

Despite the many professional commitments of his life, Cain continues to enjoy most the time spent with family and friends. As his children got married and had their own children, he knew that he had an extraordinary obligation to do what he could to make this a safe and prosperous nation for them. The paramount joys in his life are his wife, Gloria, his children and his grandchildren.

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9-9-9 An Army of Davids

9-9-9 An Army of Davids

This Is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House

This Is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House

They Think You're Stupid: Why Democrats Lost Your Vote and What Republicans Must Do to Keep It

They Think You're Stupid: Why Democrats Lost Your Vote and What Republicans Must Do to Keep It

CEO of Self: You're in Charge

CEO of Self: You're in Charge

Leadership Is Common Sense

Leadership Is Common Sense

Speak as a Leader

Speak as a Leader

Speaking Topics
  • Leadership is Common Sense: Lessons from a Lifetime of Success

    Leading an organization and removing the obstacles that keep people from being successful is a fulfilling experiencebut sometimes leadership is not pretty. A passionate business evangelist who has made tough choices in the pursuit of growing his organization, Herman Cain delivers a powerful, back-to-basics message on what leaders must do to achieve their desired results including the critical steps they must take to turn failing situations into successes. Using his own uplifting story of coming from humble beginnings to achieving success at the highest levels of corporate America, Cain highlights the importance of inspiring extraordinary achievement in othersand that like him, anyone can still rise to the top of any organization and in any field.

  • Keeping the American Dream Alive: The Case for Political and Economic Freedom

    As Washington throws more moneyand fewer good solutionsat long standing social and economic problems, every day Americans are quickly becoming impatient with a government that is not working for them. In a stirring presentation that serves as a wake-up callto both politicians in Washington and those who hold them accountable at the voting boothCain shows how the government needs to work on the right problems to achieve the right results for issues that are vital to America's future. A new voice for common sense, Cain speaks passionately on strengthening national security, ending tsunami spending, reducing the corporate tax to create more jobs and above all, defending the Constitution and the rights that it guarantees to every American. A life-long political activist, Cain shows others how to get involved in holding the government accountable to create the right change for the United States.

  • Success is a Journey

    The inspirational story of one man. Herman Cain tells of a humble beginning and his subsequent rise to achieve the American dream in such an uplifting way that audiences are moved by his example. Touching on the importance of family, spirituality and perseverance, Herman Cain uses his gifts of captivating speech and humor to paint so vivid a portrait of achievement that his audiences will absolutely believe that their American dream is still attainable! Herman Cain has lived the message that "Success is a Journey..." and not a destination!
    • and his message of hope and determination prevails.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Herman Cain?

    Booking fees for Herman Cain, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Herman Cain, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Herman Cain for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Herman Cain for your next private or corporate function.
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Herman Cain

American Politician and Author, Business Executive, Radio Host, and Syndicated Columnist

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Herman Cain Biography

Herman Cain grew up in Atlanta, Georgia with loving parents and little else. His father worked three jobs—as a janitor, a barber and a chauffeur—and his mother was a domestic worker. Even though these jobs required hard work and little glamour, his parents knew this life was better than the dirt farms upon which they grew up. They also knew that this hard work was the key to achieving their American Dreams.

Cain’s parents had two dreams. First, they wanted to own their own house. Secondly, they wanted both of their children to graduate from college. During the segregation era in the Deep South, these aspirations might have seemed lofty, but they knew that if they kept their faith in God, faith in themselves and faith in the greatest country on the Earth, they could achieve.

The first dream was realized in a modest brick house on Albert Street in Atlanta, Georgia. After years of saving from his many jobs, Cain’s father surprised the whole family, even his wife, by purchasing a home for their family. The second dream was realized when Cain graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in mathematics in 1967. His brother, Thurman, would go on to graduate from Morris Brown College.

Inspired by the work ethic and character of his parents, Cain continued his education by earning his master’s degree in Computer Science from Purdue University while working full-time developing fire control systems for ships and fighter planes for the Department of the Navy. Though Cain enjoyed using his talents as a civilian employee for the Navy, he gravitated towards the culture of business.

Cain returned to his home of Atlanta to begin working as a computer systems analyst for the Coca-Cola Company. After considerable success at Coca-Cola, he moved to the Pillsbury Company. Within a short period of time, Cain rose to position of vice president. Although the comforts of a corner office on the 31st floor of a majestic corporate building seemed satisfying, Cain knew that he needed a challenge.

He became the regional vice president of Pillsbury’s Burger King division. This meant starting from the “ground up,” dodging grease fires and broiling hamburgers. Cain was assigned to lead a low performing region of 450 of their restaurants. Within three years, it became the best performing region in the company.

Energized by overcoming the many obstacles of his job at Burger King, Cain took on the biggest challenge of his career. He accepted the call to become the president and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, a company that was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. In just 14 months, Cain returned Godfather’s to profitability and he led his management team to a buyout of the company.

His professional successes garnered the respect and admiration of industry peers who named him the president of the National Restaurant Association. Under Cain’s administration, the group grew significantly and began to lobby for the interests of America’s restaurateurs and small business owners.

In 1994, as head of the National Restaurant Association, he had the opportunity to speak with President Clinton during a nationally televised town hall meeting. Here, Cain challenged the President regarding the impact on businesses if his health care overhaul proposal were passed. President Clinton attempted to assure him and the millions of viewers watching at home that his legislation would not harm American business owners and their employees.

Cain was skeptical. “Quite honestly Mr. President, your calculations are incorrect,” he said. “In the competitive marketplace, it simply doesn’t work that way.” His words echoed across America, and Newsweek named Cain the primary saboteur of Hillarycare.

Through these and other appearances on behalf of the National Restaurant Association, Cain began working with business leaders across all sectors of the American economy. This led to his acceptance of a position on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and he was subsequently elected their chairman. In this role, he analyzed economic conditions in the region and notified the Federal Reserve of how their policies should respond.

After coming in an impressive 2nd in his 2004 bid for the United States Senate in Georgia, Cain soon became the host of his own radio talk show, The Herman Cain Show, on Atlanta’s WSB 750 AM/ 95.5 FM.

Today, as a former Republican candidate for the Presidency and seasoned business leader, he remains an active and outspoken voice for conservative issues. In January 2013, Cain began the next phase of his life’s journey with the start of the nationally syndicated Herman Cain Show, heard on many radio stations from 9 until noon daily. To complement the radio show, Cain also established HermanCain.com which offers a constant flow of commentary, news, audio, video, humor and reader-listener interaction.

Despite the many professional commitments of his life, Cain continues to enjoy most the time spent with family and friends. As his children got married and had their own children, he knew that he had an extraordinary obligation to do what he could to make this a safe and prosperous nation for them. The paramount joys in his life are his wife, Gloria, his children and his grandchildren.

Herman Cain Videos

  • Herman Cain on Libya - YouTube
  • Herman Cain - DC March For Jobs Rally Special Message - YouTube

Herman Cain Books

Herman Cain Speaking Topics

  • Leadership is Common Sense: Lessons from a Lifetime of Success

    Leading an organization and removing the obstacles that keep people from being successful is a fulfilling experiencebut sometimes leadership is not pretty. A passionate business evangelist who has made tough choices in the pursuit of growing his organization, Herman Cain delivers a powerful, back-to-basics message on what leaders must do to achieve their desired results including the critical steps they must take to turn failing situations into successes. Using his own uplifting story of coming from humble beginnings to achieving success at the highest levels of corporate America, Cain highlights the importance of inspiring extraordinary achievement in othersand that like him, anyone can still rise to the top of any organization and in any field.

  • Keeping the American Dream Alive: The Case for Political and Economic Freedom

    As Washington throws more moneyand fewer good solutionsat long standing social and economic problems, every day Americans are quickly becoming impatient with a government that is not working for them. In a stirring presentation that serves as a wake-up callto both politicians in Washington and those who hold them accountable at the voting boothCain shows how the government needs to work on the right problems to achieve the right results for issues that are vital to America's future. A new voice for common sense, Cain speaks passionately on strengthening national security, ending tsunami spending, reducing the corporate tax to create more jobs and above all, defending the Constitution and the rights that it guarantees to every American. A life-long political activist, Cain shows others how to get involved in holding the government accountable to create the right change for the United States.

  • Success is a Journey

    The inspirational story of one man. Herman Cain tells of a humble beginning and his subsequent rise to achieve the American dream in such an uplifting way that audiences are moved by his example. Touching on the importance of family, spirituality and perseverance, Herman Cain uses his gifts of captivating speech and humor to paint so vivid a portrait of achievement that his audiences will absolutely believe that their American dream is still attainable! Herman Cain has lived the message that "Success is a Journey..." and not a destination!
    • and his message of hope and determination prevails.

FAQs on booking Herman Cain

  • How to book Herman Cain?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Herman Cain for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Herman Cain, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Herman Cain or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Herman Cain?

    Booking fees for Herman Cain, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Herman Cain, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Herman Cain?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Herman Cain for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Herman Cain for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Herman Cain or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Herman Cain or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Herman Cain is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Herman Cain for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Herman Cain generally travels from GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ben Stein, Michael Steele, Mike Abrashoff, Kevin Powell and Mayor Ray Nagin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Herman Cain for an upcoming event.

Herman Cain Speaker Videos

  • Herman Cain on Libya - YouTube
    Herman Cain - DC March For Jobs Rally Special Message - YouTube

Herman Cain Speaking Topics

  • Leadership is Common Sense: Lessons from a Lifetime of Success

    Leading an organization and removing the obstacles that keep people from being successful is a fulfilling experiencebut sometimes leadership is not pretty. A passionate business evangelist who has made tough choices in the pursuit of growing his organization, Herman Cain delivers a powerful, back-to-basics message on what leaders must do to achieve their desired results including the critical steps they must take to turn failing situations into successes. Using his own uplifting story of coming from humble beginnings to achieving success at the highest levels of corporate America, Cain highlights the importance of inspiring extraordinary achievement in othersand that like him, anyone can still rise to the top of any organization and in any field.

  • Keeping the American Dream Alive: The Case for Political and Economic Freedom

    As Washington throws more moneyand fewer good solutionsat long standing social and economic problems, every day Americans are quickly becoming impatient with a government that is not working for them. In a stirring presentation that serves as a wake-up callto both politicians in Washington and those who hold them accountable at the voting boothCain shows how the government needs to work on the right problems to achieve the right results for issues that are vital to America's future. A new voice for common sense, Cain speaks passionately on strengthening national security, ending tsunami spending, reducing the corporate tax to create more jobs and above all, defending the Constitution and the rights that it guarantees to every American. A life-long political activist, Cain shows others how to get involved in holding the government accountable to create the right change for the United States.

  • Success is a Journey

    The inspirational story of one man. Herman Cain tells of a humble beginning and his subsequent rise to achieve the American dream in such an uplifting way that audiences are moved by his example. Touching on the importance of family, spirituality and perseverance, Herman Cain uses his gifts of captivating speech and humor to paint so vivid a portrait of achievement that his audiences will absolutely believe that their American dream is still attainable! Herman Cain has lived the message that "Success is a Journey..." and not a destination!
    • and his message of hope and determination prevails.

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