Bernie  Swain

Bernie Swain

With no experience or plan, Bernie Swain quit his job in 1980 to join his wife Paula and friend Harry Rhoads to start a lecture agency. Today, he is the Chairman of Washington Speakers Bureau (WSB), the largest and most respected speakers bureau in the world, and a foremost authority on the lecture industry. Over the past 35 years, Swain has represented former US Presidents, cabinet members, business executives, public figures, media leaders, and sports legends. In his new book, What Made Me Who I Am, Swain captures the transformations of an eclectic and productive group—34 leaders he became friends with, thanks to representing them as speakers over the years.