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Mike Rawlings

Mayor of Dallas; Former CEO of Pizza Hut

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 Mike Rawlings Biography

Mike Rawlings came to Dallas in 1976 with a couple hundred dollars in his pocket and plans to work as a radio reporter. He didn't think he'd stay long. But over the next four decades, Rawlings proved that Dallas is truly a city of opportunity.

The Borger, Texas, native worked his way up from an entry-level position at TracyLocke, then the largest advertising agency in the South, to become the CEO. Later, he took the helm of the world's largest pizza company, Pizza Hut, and grew it to record sales. Rawlings then served as chairman and managing partner of private equity firm CIC Partners, where he is currently the vice chairman. He provides business counsel and capital, helping to grow small and mid-sized businesses in Dallas and across the country.

Public service has long been important to the 1976 Boston College graduate. He previously served as chair of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, the city's homeless czar and park board president and he currently sits on the Jesuit College Preparatory Board of Trustees.

Rawlings decided in early 2011 to run for Dallas mayor on a platform that highlighted southern Dallas as the city's greatest untapped resource. Following his June 2011 election, he launched GrowSouth, his signature initiative to spur economic development south of the Trinity River. He's also fought to improve public education, combat poverty, revitalize Fair Park, develop the Trinity River corridor, elevate the city's international profile and turn our city into a top destination for artists all over the world. He's drawn headlines across the country for his bold campaign against domestic violence, Dallas Men Against Abuse. He has presided over the passage of $600 million in new city bonds to fund streets, flood protection and economic development initiatives and he led the City Council through the hiring process for a new city manager and city attorney.

During Rawlings' time in office, Dallas has experienced impressive economic growth. Unemployment as of June 2015 had dropped to 4.1 percent, as compared to 5.5 percent one year earlier. Taxable sales continue to rise and property tax values increased in 2015 by 7.7 percent over the prior year.

Rawlings was re-elected to a second four-year term in May 2015, beating his challenger in all but one of 14 City Council districts. He continues to put Dallas in the national spotlight, in part through his post as an executive committee member for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Rawlings and his wife, Micki, live in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of North Dallas. Their two children, Gunnar, an educator, and Michelle, an artist, also live in the city.

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  • Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings on education gap: if not fixed, 'We are ...

    UNIVERSITY PARK - Mayor Mike Rawlings came to the George W. Bush ... Dallas News ... Mayor Mike Rawlings on education gap: if not fixed, 'We are doomed for failure as a city' ... and have-nots, we are doomed for failure as a city and as a society," he said. ... For more, visit: http://www.bushcenter.org/ stateofourcities/.

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Mike Rawlings

Mayor of Dallas; Former CEO of Pizza Hut

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Mike Rawlings Biography

Mike Rawlings came to Dallas in 1976 with a couple hundred dollars in his pocket and plans to work as a radio reporter. He didn't think he'd stay long. But over the next four decades, Rawlings proved that Dallas is truly a city of opportunity.

The Borger, Texas, native worked his way up from an entry-level position at TracyLocke, then the largest advertising agency in the South, to become the CEO. Later, he took the helm of the world's largest pizza company, Pizza Hut, and grew it to record sales. Rawlings then served as chairman and managing partner of private equity firm CIC Partners, where he is currently the vice chairman. He provides business counsel and capital, helping to grow small and mid-sized businesses in Dallas and across the country.

Public service has long been important to the 1976 Boston College graduate. He previously served as chair of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, the city's homeless czar and park board president and he currently sits on the Jesuit College Preparatory Board of Trustees.

Rawlings decided in early 2011 to run for Dallas mayor on a platform that highlighted southern Dallas as the city's greatest untapped resource. Following his June 2011 election, he launched GrowSouth, his signature initiative to spur economic development south of the Trinity River. He's also fought to improve public education, combat poverty, revitalize Fair Park, develop the Trinity River corridor, elevate the city's international profile and turn our city into a top destination for artists all over the world. He's drawn headlines across the country for his bold campaign against domestic violence, Dallas Men Against Abuse. He has presided over the passage of $600 million in new city bonds to fund streets, flood protection and economic development initiatives and he led the City Council through the hiring process for a new city manager and city attorney.

During Rawlings' time in office, Dallas has experienced impressive economic growth. Unemployment as of June 2015 had dropped to 4.1 percent, as compared to 5.5 percent one year earlier. Taxable sales continue to rise and property tax values increased in 2015 by 7.7 percent over the prior year.

Rawlings was re-elected to a second four-year term in May 2015, beating his challenger in all but one of 14 City Council districts. He continues to put Dallas in the national spotlight, in part through his post as an executive committee member for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Rawlings and his wife, Micki, live in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of North Dallas. Their two children, Gunnar, an educator, and Michelle, an artist, also live in the city.

Mike Rawlings Videos

  • Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings responds to airport immigration crisis ...
  • Mayor Mike Rawlings gives plan of action to Dallas citizens - YouTube
  • Dallas Police Ambush | Mayor Mike Rawlings Interview - YouTube

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  • How to book Mike Rawlings?

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

    Booking fees for Mike Rawlings, 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 Mike Rawlings, 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 Mike Rawlings?

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

Mike Rawlings is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mike Rawlings for your event is available upon request. Mike Rawlings generally travels from Dallas, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eric Garcetti, Margaret Spellings, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Thomas Perez and Martin Walsh. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mike Rawlings for an upcoming event.

Mike Rawlings Speaker Videos

  • Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings responds to airport immigration crisis ...
    Mayor Mike Rawlings gives plan of action to Dallas citizens - YouTube
  • Dallas Police Ambush | Mayor Mike Rawlings Interview - YouTube

Mike Rawlings News

  • Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings on education gap: if not fixed, 'We are ...

    UNIVERSITY PARK - Mayor Mike Rawlings came to the George W. Bush ... Dallas News ... Mayor Mike Rawlings on education gap: if not fixed, 'We are doomed for failure as a city' ... and have-nots, we are doomed for failure as a city and as a society," he said. ... For more, visit: http://www.bushcenter.org/ stateofourcities/.

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