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Bill Harlow

Best-Selling Author, Media Trainer and Crisis Communications Consultant

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 Bill Harlow Biography

Bill Harlow is a writer, consultant and public relations specialist with over thirty years of experience including assignments in some of the toughest communications positions in the U.S. government. He spent seven years as the top spokesman for the Central Intelligence Agency under both Democrat and Republican administrations and four years at the White House, serving two Presidents, handling national security media matters.

Since August 2004, he has been in private practice, providing public relations advice to government agencies, trade associations, and prominent public figures. From 2004 to 2009 he was a consultant to NBC News and has appeared on such programs as NBC Nightly News and MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. In 2008, along with former NBC News senior correspondent Fred Francis, he co-founded 15-Seconds.com, a media training and crisis communications firm. From 1997 to 2004 he was chief spokesman for the CIA. In that position he dealt with national and international news media on some of the most sensitive issues and operations of the United States government. He coordinated all public communications for the Director of Central Intelligence and was responsible for employee communications throughout the Agency’s worldwide workforce.

Prior to joining the CIA, Harlow had a distinguished 25-year career in the United States Navy concluding with the rank of Captain.He was Assistant White House Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs and National Security during both the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations. Harlow traveled the world with two Presidents, helping to set up summit meetings and deal with media interest on some of the most newsworthy events of modern times, including the fall of communism and the first Gulf War.

In addition to his military and government communications career, he was co-author of George Tenet’s 2007 New York Times #1 best-seller “At the Center of the Storm.” Harlow’s highly acclaimed novel, “Circle William,” was published by Scribner in 1999 and in paperback by PocketBooks in 2001. Paramount Pictures optioned the story to develop it as a major motion picture. “Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives” co-authored with Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr., former chief of the National Clandestine Service, was published April 30, 2012 by Simon and Schuster and was another New York Times best-seller. He co-authored “The Great War of Our Time: The CIA’s Fight Against Terrorism — From al Qa’ida to ISIS” with former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell. A third, New York Times bestseller — that book was published in May 2015.

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Circle William: A Novel

Circle William: A Novel

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    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 Bill Harlow or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bill Harlow 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.
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Bill Harlow

Best-Selling Author, Media Trainer and Crisis Communications Consultant

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Bill Harlow Biography

Bill Harlow is a writer, consultant and public relations specialist with over thirty years of experience including assignments in some of the toughest communications positions in the U.S. government. He spent seven years as the top spokesman for the Central Intelligence Agency under both Democrat and Republican administrations and four years at the White House, serving two Presidents, handling national security media matters.

Since August 2004, he has been in private practice, providing public relations advice to government agencies, trade associations, and prominent public figures. From 2004 to 2009 he was a consultant to NBC News and has appeared on such programs as NBC Nightly News and MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. In 2008, along with former NBC News senior correspondent Fred Francis, he co-founded 15-Seconds.com, a media training and crisis communications firm. From 1997 to 2004 he was chief spokesman for the CIA. In that position he dealt with national and international news media on some of the most sensitive issues and operations of the United States government. He coordinated all public communications for the Director of Central Intelligence and was responsible for employee communications throughout the Agency’s worldwide workforce.

Prior to joining the CIA, Harlow had a distinguished 25-year career in the United States Navy concluding with the rank of Captain.He was Assistant White House Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs and National Security during both the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations. Harlow traveled the world with two Presidents, helping to set up summit meetings and deal with media interest on some of the most newsworthy events of modern times, including the fall of communism and the first Gulf War.

In addition to his military and government communications career, he was co-author of George Tenet’s 2007 New York Times #1 best-seller “At the Center of the Storm.” Harlow’s highly acclaimed novel, “Circle William,” was published by Scribner in 1999 and in paperback by PocketBooks in 2001. Paramount Pictures optioned the story to develop it as a major motion picture. “Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives” co-authored with Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr., former chief of the National Clandestine Service, was published April 30, 2012 by Simon and Schuster and was another New York Times best-seller. He co-authored “The Great War of Our Time: The CIA’s Fight Against Terrorism — From al Qa’ida to ISIS” with former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell. A third, New York Times bestseller — that book was published in May 2015.

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  • How to book Bill Harlow?

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

    Booking fees for Bill Harlow, 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 Bill Harlow, 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 Bill Harlow?

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

Bill Harlow is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bill Harlow for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Bill Harlow generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dorie Clark, Lauren Aronson, Jack Leslie, David McCullough and Geoff Colvin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bill Harlow for an upcoming event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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