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Marty Russo

Top Lobbyist, Member of Congress from Chicago, Illinois (1975-1992), and American-Australian Foundation Leader

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Marty Russo Biography

Former Congressman Marty Russo draws on a long career in public office and as a top federal lobbyist to provide strategic counsel to clients who want to have a stronger impact in Washington.

A passionate believer in the First Amendment right to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” he believes that the best lobbyist is one who gets involved and presents public officials with credible, relevant information that encompasses all sides of an issue.

As a nine term veteran of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-IL), Russo has walked in the shoes of an elected official who must tackle tough public policy issues while still answering to constituents back home.

This viewpoint guides his advice on how to have more influence in Washington. He believes in being active—get involved early and make sure your voice is heard. That’s what he has done for constituents and clients since he was first elected to Congress at the age of 30 in the Watergate class of 1974.

Russo served as CEO of one of Washington’s largest and most prestigious government relations firm and in his eighteen years of service he counseled hundreds of clients.

He serves as a Secretary of the American-Australian Leadership Dialogue, on the Congressional Fiscal Leadership Council (CFLC) of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, and on the Advisory Board of the Leadership Institute at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

A native of Chicago, Russo received his Bachelor of Arts degree and Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University.

Speaking Topics
  • Legislative Hill Day

    Most associations hold an annual legislative conference to address important policy initiatives in Washington. Do you want your attendees fired up and ready to go before you send them to storm the Hill? Former Congressman Marty Russo is a dynamic speaker who will inspire your members to head for the Hill with confidence and excitement. Drawing from his years in Congress and as a top lobbyist, Russo lays out the roadmap. Why should you care about what happens in Washington? What are the specific ways to get involved and actually make a difference? What happens in a meeting with a Member of Congress? How does a Member of Congress think? What is the role of congressional staff? How do you deliver your message with maximum impact? How do you follow up? The “right to petition the government for a redress of grievances” is not just a tagline carved on the seven-story edifice of the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue. It is a vital First Amendment right of all Americans to tell the public officials how the government can and should work better. Getting your association membership engaged in advocacy issues has an exponential impact. The power of people speaking up in person far outweighs emails or form letters. To tap into the power of your members, Former Congressman Russo is also a great keynote speaker for any event that sets the stage to inspire your members to get involved in advocacy and sign up for the next Hill Day.

  • Current Politics, Influence and the Art of the Deal

    Former Congressman Marty Russo gives his unfiltered “no holds barred” insider views on what’s really happening in US politics and what it will take to get the government working again. With a tumultuous 2016 Presidential Election and a new dynamic emerging on Capitol Hill, are we on the cusp of a messy, but productive era where divided government can actually work, and legislation will start moving on important policy areas? Or will we fall further into paralyzing partisan dysfunction? Today, the neon road signs are flashing to signal an upcoming rush of political transitions. A new President and new Congress guarantee a new game in town. As a former Member of Congress and top lobbyist, Russo covers current politics with an emphasis on how organizations can navigate the Washington maze and make progress toward specific policy and advocacy outcomes. What’s the secret to developing influence in the new Washington? How do you position your interests to be ready for abrupt changes in power? And how can you support your champions to make deals that help your industry and strengthen America’s future.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Marty Russo 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 Marty Russo for your next private or corporate function.
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Marty Russo Biography

Former Congressman Marty Russo draws on a long career in public office and as a top federal lobbyist to provide strategic counsel to clients who want to have a stronger impact in Washington.

A passionate believer in the First Amendment right to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” he believes that the best lobbyist is one who gets involved and presents public officials with credible, relevant information that encompasses all sides of an issue.

As a nine term veteran of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-IL), Russo has walked in the shoes of an elected official who must tackle tough public policy issues while still answering to constituents back home.

This viewpoint guides his advice on how to have more influence in Washington. He believes in being active—get involved early and make sure your voice is heard. That’s what he has done for constituents and clients since he was first elected to Congress at the age of 30 in the Watergate class of 1974.

Russo served as CEO of one of Washington’s largest and most prestigious government relations firm and in his eighteen years of service he counseled hundreds of clients.

He serves as a Secretary of the American-Australian Leadership Dialogue, on the Congressional Fiscal Leadership Council (CFLC) of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, and on the Advisory Board of the Leadership Institute at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

A native of Chicago, Russo received his Bachelor of Arts degree and Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University.

Marty Russo Speaking Topics

  • Legislative Hill Day

    Most associations hold an annual legislative conference to address important policy initiatives in Washington. Do you want your attendees fired up and ready to go before you send them to storm the Hill? Former Congressman Marty Russo is a dynamic speaker who will inspire your members to head for the Hill with confidence and excitement. Drawing from his years in Congress and as a top lobbyist, Russo lays out the roadmap. Why should you care about what happens in Washington? What are the specific ways to get involved and actually make a difference? What happens in a meeting with a Member of Congress? How does a Member of Congress think? What is the role of congressional staff? How do you deliver your message with maximum impact? How do you follow up? The “right to petition the government for a redress of grievances” is not just a tagline carved on the seven-story edifice of the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue. It is a vital First Amendment right of all Americans to tell the public officials how the government can and should work better. Getting your association membership engaged in advocacy issues has an exponential impact. The power of people speaking up in person far outweighs emails or form letters. To tap into the power of your members, Former Congressman Russo is also a great keynote speaker for any event that sets the stage to inspire your members to get involved in advocacy and sign up for the next Hill Day.

  • Current Politics, Influence and the Art of the Deal

    Former Congressman Marty Russo gives his unfiltered “no holds barred” insider views on what’s really happening in US politics and what it will take to get the government working again. With a tumultuous 2016 Presidential Election and a new dynamic emerging on Capitol Hill, are we on the cusp of a messy, but productive era where divided government can actually work, and legislation will start moving on important policy areas? Or will we fall further into paralyzing partisan dysfunction? Today, the neon road signs are flashing to signal an upcoming rush of political transitions. A new President and new Congress guarantee a new game in town. As a former Member of Congress and top lobbyist, Russo covers current politics with an emphasis on how organizations can navigate the Washington maze and make progress toward specific policy and advocacy outcomes. What’s the secret to developing influence in the new Washington? How do you position your interests to be ready for abrupt changes in power? And how can you support your champions to make deals that help your industry and strengthen America’s future.

Marty Russo Videos

  • How I Got Involved in Politics
  • Making A Difference in Washington
  • If You're Not At The Table, You're On The Menu

FAQs on booking Marty Russo

  • How to book Marty Russo?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Marty Russo for both live and virtual events for over 20 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Marty Russo, 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 Marty Russo or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Marty Russo?

    Booking fees for Marty Russo, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Marty Russo, 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 Marty Russo?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Marty Russo for clients worldwide for more than 20 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 Marty Russo 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 Marty Russo or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Marty Russo 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.

Marty Russo is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Legislative Hill Day and Current Politics, Influence and the Art of the Deal. The estimated speaking fee range to book Marty Russo for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Marty Russo generally travels from VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Val McLeod, R "Ray" Wang, Scott McKain, Peter Diamandis and John Skeesuck & Patrick Gray. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Marty Russo for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Marty Russo Speaking Topics

  • Legislative Hill Day

    Most associations hold an annual legislative conference to address important policy initiatives in Washington. Do you want your attendees fired up and ready to go before you send them to storm the Hill? Former Congressman Marty Russo is a dynamic speaker who will inspire your members to head for the Hill with confidence and excitement. Drawing from his years in Congress and as a top lobbyist, Russo lays out the roadmap. Why should you care about what happens in Washington? What are the specific ways to get involved and actually make a difference? What happens in a meeting with a Member of Congress? How does a Member of Congress think? What is the role of congressional staff? How do you deliver your message with maximum impact? How do you follow up? The “right to petition the government for a redress of grievances” is not just a tagline carved on the seven-story edifice of the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue. It is a vital First Amendment right of all Americans to tell the public officials how the government can and should work better. Getting your association membership engaged in advocacy issues has an exponential impact. The power of people speaking up in person far outweighs emails or form letters. To tap into the power of your members, Former Congressman Russo is also a great keynote speaker for any event that sets the stage to inspire your members to get involved in advocacy and sign up for the next Hill Day.

  • Current Politics, Influence and the Art of the Deal

    Former Congressman Marty Russo gives his unfiltered “no holds barred” insider views on what’s really happening in US politics and what it will take to get the government working again. With a tumultuous 2016 Presidential Election and a new dynamic emerging on Capitol Hill, are we on the cusp of a messy, but productive era where divided government can actually work, and legislation will start moving on important policy areas? Or will we fall further into paralyzing partisan dysfunction? Today, the neon road signs are flashing to signal an upcoming rush of political transitions. A new President and new Congress guarantee a new game in town. As a former Member of Congress and top lobbyist, Russo covers current politics with an emphasis on how organizations can navigate the Washington maze and make progress toward specific policy and advocacy outcomes. What’s the secret to developing influence in the new Washington? How do you position your interests to be ready for abrupt changes in power? And how can you support your champions to make deals that help your industry and strengthen America’s future.

Marty Russo Speaker Videos

  • How I Got Involved in Politics
    Making A Difference in Washington
  • If You're Not At The Table, You're On The Menu

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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.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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