Frank Abagnale

Jan. 29

Author, lecturer, consultant, and leading expert on cybercrime, embezzlement, and forgery

Frank Abagnale’s transformation from one of the world’s most notorious con men to a highly sought-after international cybercrime and fraud prevention consultant is remarkable.

He captivates audiences by drawing on his best sellers Scam Me If You CanThe Art of the Steal, and Stealing Your Life. He takes you behind the scenes to reveal simple strategies that can thwart today’s cyber criminals. Today his perspective and counsel have guided not only the FBI but more than half of the Fortune 500 companies in America.

Kimberley Strassel

Feb. 23

Author, columnist, and editorial board member, Wall Street Journal

Kimberley Strassel is an editorial board member for The Wall Street Journal. She writes editorials and the weekly Potomac Watch political column from her base in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Strassel joined Dow Jones & Co. in 1994, working in the news department of The Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels and then in London. She moved to New York in 1999 and soon joined the Journal’s editorial page, working as a features editor and then as an editorial writer. She assumed her current position in 2005.

Mike Pompeo

March 6

Politician, diplomat, businessman, 6th Director of the CIA, and 70th Secretary of State

Michael R. Pompeo served as the 70th United States Secretary of State from April 2018 through January 2021. He served from January 2017 to April 2018 as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

As our nation’s senior diplomat, Mr. Pompeo helped craft U.S. foreign policy based on our nation’s founding ideals, putting America first. America became a massive energy exporter and a force for good in the Middle East, cementing real peace through the work of the Abraham Accords. Mr. Pompeo emphasized renewing alliances with key allies, including India, Japan, Australia, and South Korea.

Walter Isaacson

April 2

Best-selling author, acclaimed historian, journalist, and professor of history at Tulane University

Walter Isaacson is a best-selling author, acclaimed historian, journalist, and Professor of History at Tulane University. He is the former president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, where he is now a distinguished fellow. He also served as chairman and CEO of CNN and a managing editor at Time magazine. An accomplished biographer, Isaacson has written acclaimed books on Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Henry Kissinger, and, most recently, Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna. He is also the co-author of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.