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Ed Rendell

Governor of Pennsylvania (2003-2011), NBC News Political Analyst; Author, "A Nation of Wusses: How America's Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great"

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 Ed Rendell Biography

Ed Rendell has a proven track record of getting big things done. As Governor of Pennsylvania from 2003-2011, Rendell served two terms as chief executive of the nation's 6th-most-populous state and oversaw a $28.3 billion budget.

Committed to make government more responsible to the public and more responsive to the public's needs, Governor Rendell cut wasteful spending and improved efficiency to save more than $1 billion, and pursued a legislative agenda that included commonsense political reforms to put progress ahead of partisanship.

His unprecedented strategic investments energized Pennsylvania's economy, revitalized communities, improved education, protected the environment and expanded access to health care to all children and affordable prescription drugs for older adults.

Under Governor Rendell's leadership, Pennsylvania's economy rebounded sharply. When he became Governor, the commonwealth faced a projected budget deficit of $2.4 billion. As one of his first acts, Governor Rendell cut government spending to close that deficit and implemented programs and policies to apply business principles of productivity and cost-savings to the operation of state government.

Regarding TAXES AND JOBS, his accomplishments include:

  • Providing urgently needed property tax relief to homeowners
  • Saving taxpayers nearly $800 million in the first year of a statewide property tax relief from gaming revenues
  • Investing more than $2.8 billion to create new jobs, keeping Pennsylvania's unemployment rate lower than the national average
  • Raising the minimum wage for the first time in a decade

In EDUCATION:

  • Student achievement rose at every grade level and in every subject
  • Pennsylvania became a national leader in early childhood investment

In the areas of ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

  • Pennsylvania became a leader in pursuing energy independence, creating jobs in the emerging alternative energy economy while developing effective strategies to reduce dependence on foreign oil and save families money
  • In addition, Gov. Rendell won passage of the landmark Growing Greener 2 environmental investment package. The $625 million initiative is cleaning up rivers and streams, improving parks, returning abandoned industrial sites to productive use, protecting open space and preserving farmland.

On HEALTHCARE:

  • He dramatically increased the number of older Pennsylvanians who receive affordable prescription drugs and saved them thousands of dollars a year they would have paid under federal Medicare's prescription drug plan.

As Mayor of Philadelphia from 1992-1999, he led what The New York Times called "the most stunning turnaround in recent urban history."

His accomplishments as Mayor include:

  • Balancing the city's budget and generating five consecutive budget surpluses
  • Reducing business and wage taxes for four consecutive years
  • Implementing new revenue-generating initiatives
  • Dramatically improving services city-wide

Before serving as Mayor, Rendell was elected district attorney of the City of Philadelphia for two terms from 1978 through 1985. Rendell also served as general chair of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 Presidential election, and teaches government and politics courses at the University of Pennsylvania.

Governor Rendell continues to pursue many of the same issues he was passionate about while serving. His commitment to making America a cleaner, more efficient place and to fostering investment in our nation's crumbling infrastructure is as strong as it ever was. Rendell has become a champion for progress in the area of alternative energy, and now serves as a consultant or board member for several green and alternative energy firms, including Own Energy, Element Partners and Ocean Thermal Energy. He has also remained heavily involved in the campaign for government efficiency and strategic cost cutting through his work with entities such as Government Sourcing Solutions, Public Financial Management and Greenhill Advisors.

Perhaps no other issue has been and continues to be as important to Governor Rendell as America's dire need to rebuild and reinvest in its infrastructure. As Governor, Rendell worked with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to create an organization called "Building America's Future." The organization focuses on the need for a more significant investment in American infrastructure projects to ensure that America maintains its place as a global economic power. Governor Rendell currently serves as Co-Chair of the organization and travels throughout the country speaking about this issue.

He is also an NBC News political analyst, providing his trademark straightforward and colorful analysis on both NBC News and its sister cable channel, MSNBC.

His book A Nation of Wusses: How America's Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great was released in June 2012.

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A Nation of Wusses: How America's Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great

A Nation of Wusses: How America's Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great

Speaking Topics
  • Can America Stay On Top? The Challenge to American Competitiveness

    In the areas of ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:
    • Pennsylvania became a leader in pursuing energy independence, creating jobs in the emerging alternative energy economy while developing effective strategies to reduce dependence on foreign oil and save families money
    • In addition, Gov. Rendell won passage of the landmark Growing Greener 2 environmental investment package. The $625 million initiative is cleaning up rivers and streams, improving parks, returning abandoned industrial sites to productive use, protecting open space and preserving farmland.

  • Energy: The Key to America's Future-Can We Kiss OPEC Goodbye?

  • The American Infrastructure: Can It Be Revitalized In the Current Political Climate?

  • Can American Revive Its Economy, Cut Its Deficit, Reduce Its Tax Burden and Invest In Growth-All At the Same Time

    Regarding TAXES AND JOBS, his accomplishments include:
    • Providing urgently needed property tax relief to homeowners
    • Saving taxpayers nearly $800 million in the first year of a statewide property tax relief from gaming revenues
    • Investing more than $2.8 billion to create new jobs, keeping Pennsylvania's unemployment rate lower than the national average
    • Raising the minimum wage for the first time in a decade

  • Education: What We Can (and Must) Do To Get Back on Track

    In EDUCATION:
    • Student achievement rose at every grade level and in every subject
    • Pennsylvania became a national leader in early childhood investment

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Ed Rendell

Governor of Pennsylvania (2003-2011), NBC News Political Analyst; Author, "A Nation of Wusses: How America's Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great"

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Ed Rendell Biography

Ed Rendell has a proven track record of getting big things done. As Governor of Pennsylvania from 2003-2011, Rendell served two terms as chief executive of the nation's 6th-most-populous state and oversaw a $28.3 billion budget.

Committed to make government more responsible to the public and more responsive to the public's needs, Governor Rendell cut wasteful spending and improved efficiency to save more than $1 billion, and pursued a legislative agenda that included commonsense political reforms to put progress ahead of partisanship.

His unprecedented strategic investments energized Pennsylvania's economy, revitalized communities, improved education, protected the environment and expanded access to health care to all children and affordable prescription drugs for older adults.

Under Governor Rendell's leadership, Pennsylvania's economy rebounded sharply. When he became Governor, the commonwealth faced a projected budget deficit of $2.4 billion. As one of his first acts, Governor Rendell cut government spending to close that deficit and implemented programs and policies to apply business principles of productivity and cost-savings to the operation of state government.

Regarding TAXES AND JOBS, his accomplishments include:

  • Providing urgently needed property tax relief to homeowners
  • Saving taxpayers nearly $800 million in the first year of a statewide property tax relief from gaming revenues
  • Investing more than $2.8 billion to create new jobs, keeping Pennsylvania's unemployment rate lower than the national average
  • Raising the minimum wage for the first time in a decade

In EDUCATION:

  • Student achievement rose at every grade level and in every subject
  • Pennsylvania became a national leader in early childhood investment

In the areas of ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

  • Pennsylvania became a leader in pursuing energy independence, creating jobs in the emerging alternative energy economy while developing effective strategies to reduce dependence on foreign oil and save families money
  • In addition, Gov. Rendell won passage of the landmark Growing Greener 2 environmental investment package. The $625 million initiative is cleaning up rivers and streams, improving parks, returning abandoned industrial sites to productive use, protecting open space and preserving farmland.

On HEALTHCARE:

  • He dramatically increased the number of older Pennsylvanians who receive affordable prescription drugs and saved them thousands of dollars a year they would have paid under federal Medicare's prescription drug plan.

As Mayor of Philadelphia from 1992-1999, he led what The New York Times called "the most stunning turnaround in recent urban history."

His accomplishments as Mayor include:

  • Balancing the city's budget and generating five consecutive budget surpluses
  • Reducing business and wage taxes for four consecutive years
  • Implementing new revenue-generating initiatives
  • Dramatically improving services city-wide

Before serving as Mayor, Rendell was elected district attorney of the City of Philadelphia for two terms from 1978 through 1985. Rendell also served as general chair of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 Presidential election, and teaches government and politics courses at the University of Pennsylvania.

Governor Rendell continues to pursue many of the same issues he was passionate about while serving. His commitment to making America a cleaner, more efficient place and to fostering investment in our nation's crumbling infrastructure is as strong as it ever was. Rendell has become a champion for progress in the area of alternative energy, and now serves as a consultant or board member for several green and alternative energy firms, including Own Energy, Element Partners and Ocean Thermal Energy. He has also remained heavily involved in the campaign for government efficiency and strategic cost cutting through his work with entities such as Government Sourcing Solutions, Public Financial Management and Greenhill Advisors.

Perhaps no other issue has been and continues to be as important to Governor Rendell as America's dire need to rebuild and reinvest in its infrastructure. As Governor, Rendell worked with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to create an organization called "Building America's Future." The organization focuses on the need for a more significant investment in American infrastructure projects to ensure that America maintains its place as a global economic power. Governor Rendell currently serves as Co-Chair of the organization and travels throughout the country speaking about this issue.

He is also an NBC News political analyst, providing his trademark straightforward and colorful analysis on both NBC News and its sister cable channel, MSNBC.

His book A Nation of Wusses: How America's Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great was released in June 2012.

Ed Rendell Videos

  • Ed Rendell Iranian Gathering Paris 2013 - YouTube
  • Ed Rendell Says Obama Did `Right Thing' on Tax Plan - YouTube
  • Gov. Ed Rendell on HARDBALL - YouTube

Ed Rendell Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Ed Rendell

Ed Rendell Speaking Topics

  • Can America Stay On Top? The Challenge to American Competitiveness

    In the areas of ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:
    • Pennsylvania became a leader in pursuing energy independence, creating jobs in the emerging alternative energy economy while developing effective strategies to reduce dependence on foreign oil and save families money
    • In addition, Gov. Rendell won passage of the landmark Growing Greener 2 environmental investment package. The $625 million initiative is cleaning up rivers and streams, improving parks, returning abandoned industrial sites to productive use, protecting open space and preserving farmland.

  • Energy: The Key to America's Future-Can We Kiss OPEC Goodbye?

  • The American Infrastructure: Can It Be Revitalized In the Current Political Climate?

  • Can American Revive Its Economy, Cut Its Deficit, Reduce Its Tax Burden and Invest In Growth-All At the Same Time

    Regarding TAXES AND JOBS, his accomplishments include:
    • Providing urgently needed property tax relief to homeowners
    • Saving taxpayers nearly $800 million in the first year of a statewide property tax relief from gaming revenues
    • Investing more than $2.8 billion to create new jobs, keeping Pennsylvania's unemployment rate lower than the national average
    • Raising the minimum wage for the first time in a decade

  • Education: What We Can (and Must) Do To Get Back on Track

    In EDUCATION:
    • Student achievement rose at every grade level and in every subject
    • Pennsylvania became a national leader in early childhood investment

FAQs on booking Ed Rendell

  • How to book Ed Rendell?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ed Rendell 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 Ed Rendell, 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 Ed Rendell or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ed Rendell?

    Booking fees for Ed Rendell, 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 Ed Rendell, 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 Ed Rendell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ed Rendell 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 Ed Rendell 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 Ed Rendell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ed Rendell 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.

Ed Rendell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ed Rendell for your event is available upon request. Ed Rendell generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Van Jones, Richard Dreyfuss, Joseph Stiglitz, Bill Maher and Sherry Lansing. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ed Rendell for an upcoming event.

Ed Rendell Speaker Videos

  • Ed Rendell Iranian Gathering Paris 2013 - YouTube
    Ed Rendell Says Obama Did `Right Thing' on Tax Plan - YouTube
  • Gov. Ed Rendell on HARDBALL - YouTube
    Democrat Ed Rendell Good Thing About Newtown is That it Was So ...

Ed Rendell Speaking Topics

  • Can America Stay On Top? The Challenge to American Competitiveness

    In the areas of ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:
    • Pennsylvania became a leader in pursuing energy independence, creating jobs in the emerging alternative energy economy while developing effective strategies to reduce dependence on foreign oil and save families money
    • In addition, Gov. Rendell won passage of the landmark Growing Greener 2 environmental investment package. The $625 million initiative is cleaning up rivers and streams, improving parks, returning abandoned industrial sites to productive use, protecting open space and preserving farmland.

  • Energy: The Key to America's Future-Can We Kiss OPEC Goodbye?

  • The American Infrastructure: Can It Be Revitalized In the Current Political Climate?

  • Can American Revive Its Economy, Cut Its Deficit, Reduce Its Tax Burden and Invest In Growth-All At the Same Time

    Regarding TAXES AND JOBS, his accomplishments include:
    • Providing urgently needed property tax relief to homeowners
    • Saving taxpayers nearly $800 million in the first year of a statewide property tax relief from gaming revenues
    • Investing more than $2.8 billion to create new jobs, keeping Pennsylvania's unemployment rate lower than the national average
    • Raising the minimum wage for the first time in a decade

  • Education: What We Can (and Must) Do To Get Back on Track

    In EDUCATION:
    • Student achievement rose at every grade level and in every subject
    • Pennsylvania became a national leader in early childhood investment

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