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Suzan Johnson Cook

3rd Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom for the United States

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Suzan Johnson Cook Biography

Suzan Johnson Cook had the privilege and honor of serving the first African American President of the United States. Appointed by President Barack Obama as the United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom from May 2011 to October 2013, Johnson Cook was the principal advisor to both the President and Secretary of State for Religious Freedom globally. She was the first African American and the first female to hold this position and represented our nation in more than 25 countries and more than 100 Diplomatic engagements, integrating Religious Freedom into our Foreign Policy and National Security Priorities

An international influencer known for her bridge building giftedness, entrepreneurial skill and distinctive diplomacy with dignity, Johnson Cook has just been named a distinguished visiting fellow with the Catholic University of America for 2014 and has been invited to be a Fellow at Oxford University, London England. Essence Magazine named her one of the “Top 40 Power Women,” along with First Lady Michelle Obama (2011), and Moves Magazine recently named her as one of the “Top Power Moves” women for 2013 at a Red Carpet Gala in New York City. Johnson Cook is the recipient of several awards, including the Woman of Conscience Award from the UN, the Martin Luther King Jr. Award, the Visionary Leader’s Award, the Judith Hollister Peace Award and the Hellenic Award for Public Service.

Johnson Cook was a television producer with NBC and ABC and also served with CBS. She has had a distinguished career in public service, having served as a Presidential Advisor, a White House Fellow on The Domestic Policy Council and having directly worked with a Cabinet Secretary. She was also the President of Moving Up Productions, a communications, leadership and political consulting firm.

After attending Riverdale Country School, she received a bachelor’s degree in speech, cum laude, from Boston’s Emerson College and holds two master’s degrees, one of which is in technology, from Columbia University. She has also earned a doctorate. An alumna of Harvard University, she served as a faculty member, teaching speech and communications to some of today’s most distinguished leaders. She is a graduate of the Minority Business Executive Program at Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck Business School.

Prior to joining the Department of State, Johnson Cook authored ten books, three of them bestsellers: Too Blessed to be Stressed: Words of Wisdom for Women on the Move; Sister to Sister: Volume One: Devotions for and from African American Women and Becoming a Woman of Destiny: Turning Life’s Trials into Triumphs. She is also an activist, analyst, entrepreneur and commentator, professional speaker, White House Fellow and faith leader. She has given more than 2,500 speeches and been featured on most major TV and radio shows, including: The Today Show, Good Morning America, FOX Midday and The Dave Dinkins Show. She also hosts an internet show, Conversations with Ambassador Sujay.

Speaking Topics
  • Finding Your Soul Mate

  • How to Handle the Press, the Stress and the Tests: What ABC, NBC & CBS Taught Me

  • Too Blessed to Be Stressed: Fitness Tips I've Learned Along the Way

  • Your Public Best: Being Poised and Positioned for a Productive Move

  • Racial Reconciliation: Diversity and Overcoming the Divide

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  • How do I book Suzan Johnson Cook to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Suzan Johnson Cook for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Suzan Johnson Cook, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Suzan Johnson Cook or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Suzan Johnson Cook

    Speaking fees for Suzan Johnson Cook, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Suzan Johnson Cook are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Suzan Johnson Cook, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Suzan Johnson Cook speak about?

  • Where does Suzan Johnson Cook travel from?

    Suzan Johnson Cook generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Suzan Johnson Cook’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Suzan Johnson Cook for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Suzan Johnson Cook for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Suzan Johnson Cook or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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3rd Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom for the United States

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Suzan Johnson Cook Biography

Suzan Johnson Cook had the privilege and honor of serving the first African American President of the United States. Appointed by President Barack Obama as the United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom from May 2011 to October 2013, Johnson Cook was the principal advisor to both the President and Secretary of State for Religious Freedom globally. She was the first African American and the first female to hold this position and represented our nation in more than 25 countries and more than 100 Diplomatic engagements, integrating Religious Freedom into our Foreign Policy and National Security Priorities

An international influencer known for her bridge building giftedness, entrepreneurial skill and distinctive diplomacy with dignity, Johnson Cook has just been named a distinguished visiting fellow with the Catholic University of America for 2014 and has been invited to be a Fellow at Oxford University, London England. Essence Magazine named her one of the “Top 40 Power Women,” along with First Lady Michelle Obama (2011), and Moves Magazine recently named her as one of the “Top Power Moves” women for 2013 at a Red Carpet Gala in New York City. Johnson Cook is the recipient of several awards, including the Woman of Conscience Award from the UN, the Martin Luther King Jr. Award, the Visionary Leader’s Award, the Judith Hollister Peace Award and the Hellenic Award for Public Service.

Johnson Cook was a television producer with NBC and ABC and also served with CBS. She has had a distinguished career in public service, having served as a Presidential Advisor, a White House Fellow on The Domestic Policy Council and having directly worked with a Cabinet Secretary. She was also the President of Moving Up Productions, a communications, leadership and political consulting firm.

After attending Riverdale Country School, she received a bachelor’s degree in speech, cum laude, from Boston’s Emerson College and holds two master’s degrees, one of which is in technology, from Columbia University. She has also earned a doctorate. An alumna of Harvard University, she served as a faculty member, teaching speech and communications to some of today’s most distinguished leaders. She is a graduate of the Minority Business Executive Program at Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck Business School.

Prior to joining the Department of State, Johnson Cook authored ten books, three of them bestsellers: Too Blessed to be Stressed: Words of Wisdom for Women on the Move; Sister to Sister: Volume One: Devotions for and from African American Women and Becoming a Woman of Destiny: Turning Life’s Trials into Triumphs. She is also an activist, analyst, entrepreneur and commentator, professional speaker, White House Fellow and faith leader. She has given more than 2,500 speeches and been featured on most major TV and radio shows, including: The Today Show, Good Morning America, FOX Midday and The Dave Dinkins Show. She also hosts an internet show, Conversations with Ambassador Sujay.

Suzan Johnson Cook Speaking Topics

  • Finding Your Soul Mate

  • How to Handle the Press, the Stress and the Tests: What ABC, NBC & CBS Taught Me

  • Too Blessed to Be Stressed: Fitness Tips I've Learned Along the Way

  • Your Public Best: Being Poised and Positioned for a Productive Move

  • Racial Reconciliation: Diversity and Overcoming the Divide

FAQs on booking Suzan Johnson Cook

  • How do I book Suzan Johnson Cook to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Suzan Johnson Cook for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Suzan Johnson Cook, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Suzan Johnson Cook or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Suzan Johnson Cook

    Speaking fees for Suzan Johnson Cook, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Suzan Johnson Cook are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Suzan Johnson Cook, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Suzan Johnson Cook speak about?

  • Where does Suzan Johnson Cook travel from?

    Suzan Johnson Cook generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Suzan Johnson Cook’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Suzan Johnson Cook for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Suzan Johnson Cook for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Suzan Johnson Cook or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Suzan Johnson Cook is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Finding Your Soul Mate, How to Handle the Press, the Stress and the Tests: What ABC, NBC & CBS Taught Me, Too Blessed to Be Stressed: Fitness Tips I've Learned Along the Way, Your Public Best: Being Poised and Positioned for a Productive Move and Racial Reconciliation: Diversity and Overcoming the Divide. The estimated speaking fee range to book Suzan Johnson Cook for your event is available upon request. Suzan Johnson Cook generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Les Brown, Neal Petersen, John Zogby and Montel Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Suzan Johnson Cook for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Suzan Johnson Cook Speaking Topics

  • Finding Your Soul Mate

  • How to Handle the Press, the Stress and the Tests: What ABC, NBC & CBS Taught Me

  • Too Blessed to Be Stressed: Fitness Tips I've Learned Along the Way

  • Your Public Best: Being Poised and Positioned for a Productive Move

  • Racial Reconciliation: Diversity and Overcoming the Divide

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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 a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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