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Rod Blagojevich

Former Illinois Governor

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Rod Blagojevich Biography

Rod Blagojevich has lived an interesting life, to say the least. He was the Governor of Illinois. The first Democrat elected to that office in 26 years. He was also the first Illinois Governor to be impeached. Later, he was known as Federal Prisoner number 40892–424 after being convicted on public corruption charges having to do with the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama when he became President. But there’s so much more to his story…

Born to a blue-collar family in Chicago, Blagojevich shined shoes, delivered pizzas, and worked in a meat packing plant when he was growing up. He also worked for two summers on the Alaskan Pipeline. Thanks to the sacrifice of his parents and his continued hard work, he attended and graduated from Northwestern University and went on to get a law degree from Pepperdine University. He was an Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County, Illinois, a state representative, and in 1996 was elected to the U.S. Congress.

In 2002 his personal version of the American Dream continued as he beat long odds to become the 40th Governor of the state of Illinois. The story seldom told about that time is that as unlikely a choice as he was, he initially thrived. He created historic access to affordable healthcare for children in Illinois. Free mammograms and Pap Smears for tens of thousands of women without health insurance. Established free public transportation for every senior citizen and disabled person in the state and blocked his own party’s attempts to raise taxes in the process.

In 2008 his dream, the classic “only in America” success story, took a decided turn towards becoming a nightmare. Working to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the election of President Barack Obama, Blagojevich was charged with corruption, impeached, tried twice, and finally convicted and sentenced to 14 years in prison. He served 8-years of the sentence before having it commuted by President Donald Trump on February 18, 2020. While having made peace with the events that caused incredible pain for his family, he maintains steadfastly, as he always has, that he is innocent.

Back home in Chicago, he is building a media company with a very specific mission: Work to restore common sense to the conversation about those issues most impacting our daily lives. Blue Suede Shoes Productions is currently working on a documentary series, a podcast, and daily content distributed on social media that encourages Americans to look beyond the talking points of a particular party and instead focus on solutions to benefit everyone.

One final note: In case the company name – Blue Suede Shoes – piqued your curiosity, Blagojevich is perhaps the biggest Elvis fan on the planet. An Elvis trivia master, he helped pass the time in prison by fronting an Elvis tribute band. True story.

Speaking Topics
  • Motivation

  • American Government

  • Criminal Justice Reform

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Former Illinois Governor

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Rod Blagojevich Biography

Rod Blagojevich has lived an interesting life, to say the least. He was the Governor of Illinois. The first Democrat elected to that office in 26 years. He was also the first Illinois Governor to be impeached. Later, he was known as Federal Prisoner number 40892–424 after being convicted on public corruption charges having to do with the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama when he became President. But there’s so much more to his story…

Born to a blue-collar family in Chicago, Blagojevich shined shoes, delivered pizzas, and worked in a meat packing plant when he was growing up. He also worked for two summers on the Alaskan Pipeline. Thanks to the sacrifice of his parents and his continued hard work, he attended and graduated from Northwestern University and went on to get a law degree from Pepperdine University. He was an Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County, Illinois, a state representative, and in 1996 was elected to the U.S. Congress.

In 2002 his personal version of the American Dream continued as he beat long odds to become the 40th Governor of the state of Illinois. The story seldom told about that time is that as unlikely a choice as he was, he initially thrived. He created historic access to affordable healthcare for children in Illinois. Free mammograms and Pap Smears for tens of thousands of women without health insurance. Established free public transportation for every senior citizen and disabled person in the state and blocked his own party’s attempts to raise taxes in the process.

In 2008 his dream, the classic “only in America” success story, took a decided turn towards becoming a nightmare. Working to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the election of President Barack Obama, Blagojevich was charged with corruption, impeached, tried twice, and finally convicted and sentenced to 14 years in prison. He served 8-years of the sentence before having it commuted by President Donald Trump on February 18, 2020. While having made peace with the events that caused incredible pain for his family, he maintains steadfastly, as he always has, that he is innocent.

Back home in Chicago, he is building a media company with a very specific mission: Work to restore common sense to the conversation about those issues most impacting our daily lives. Blue Suede Shoes Productions is currently working on a documentary series, a podcast, and daily content distributed on social media that encourages Americans to look beyond the talking points of a particular party and instead focus on solutions to benefit everyone.

One final note: In case the company name – Blue Suede Shoes – piqued your curiosity, Blagojevich is perhaps the biggest Elvis fan on the planet. An Elvis trivia master, he helped pass the time in prison by fronting an Elvis tribute band. True story.

Rod Blagojevich Speaking Topics

  • Motivation

  • American Government

  • Criminal Justice Reform

Rod Blagojevich Videos

  • Being Blago | Official Trailer
    Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich’s rise to the top tier of American politics looked inevitable. But then he fell. Hard. This is a story...
  • Rod Blagojevich Holds News Conference Following Trump ...
    Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich holds a news conference after being released from a prison in Colorado. His sentence was ...
  • Rod Blagojevich: I'm a Trumpocrat
    Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich holds a homecoming press conference at the Blagojevich Family Residence. This takes place a day ...

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

    Booking fees for Rod Blagojevich, 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 Rod Blagojevich, 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 Rod Blagojevich?

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

Rod Blagojevich is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Motivation , American Government and Criminal Justice Reform. The estimated speaking fee range to book Rod Blagojevich for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rod Blagojevich generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Maya L. Harris, Nana Akufo-Addo, Desmond Meade, Meryl Chertoff and S. Lee Merritt. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rod Blagojevich for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Rod Blagojevich Speaking Topics

  • Motivation

  • American Government

  • Criminal Justice Reform

Rod Blagojevich Speaker Videos

  • Being Blago | Official Trailer
    Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich’s rise to the top tier of American politics looked inevitable. But then he fell. Hard. This is a story about purpose and power, and the search for...
    Rod Blagojevich Holds News Conference Following Trump ...
    Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich holds a news conference after being released from a prison in Colorado. His sentence was ...
  • Rod Blagojevich: I'm a Trumpocrat
    Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich holds a homecoming press conference at the Blagojevich Family Residence. This takes place a day ...

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