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Governor Scott Walker

President, Young America's Foundation; 45th Governor of Wisconsin (2011-2019)

A successful Governor and economic, education and health care reformer, Scott Walker elevates the discussion on how to address the key challenges facing America today. A two term governor of a battleground state, Scott Walker is well versed in modern American politics as he led Wisconsin towards budget reform, education reform, tax reform, health reform, collective bargaining reform, and workforce reform.

During his tenure, Governor Walker transformed Wisconsin from one of the worst states for business to one of the best. Under his tenure, Wisconsin was ranked as one of the top states for schools, higher education, healthcare, pensions, tourism, millennials and retirees.

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Governor Walker inherited major economic and fiscal challenges.  Instead of a timid approach, he pursued big, bold reforms to turn his state around.  Hear him share how they implemented the reforms that were a documented success and how a similar process can help improve your organization.

As a two term governor from a battleground state who won three elections, Scott Walker is well versed in modern American politics.  Plus, prior leadership roles in the National Governors Association and Republican Governors Association and a run for President keep him connected to politics from the courthouse to the statehouse to the White House. His insights help sort out the current and future political environment.

Governor Walker took on a major economic and fiscal crisis – and won.  He will share meaningful insights on how to develop solutions, sell them to your team and communicate to stakeholders and the public. Ultimately, he will share the keys to turning a serious crisis into an opportunity for success.

Really want to drain the swamp?  Send power back to the people in the states.  State government is more effective, more efficient and more accountable than the federal government.  Governor Walker will share why our founders intended for most things to happen at state and local level – and not in Washington.  Plus, he has a plan to make it happen.

Governor Walker took on a significant crisis in his state, but he didn’t do it alone.  Hear how his faith was not only an assurance during the days of death threats and attacks, but that his faith opened his mind to reforms that helped turn his state around and lead to true success.

Biography

Governor Scott Walker was raised with a heart for public service, patriotism, and hard work. He moved to the small town of Delavan, Wisconsin, when he was in third grade. There, his father was a minister and his mother worked part time as a bookkeeper and secretary. Scott was active in school, sports, church, Scouts, and American Legion’s Badger Boys State and Boys Nation programs.

In June 1993, Scott was elected to the state assembly, where he helped lead the way on welfare reform, public safety, and educational opportunities. In 2002, he was elected to the Milwaukee County executive office. In this position, Scott worked to reform the scandal-ridden county government and faithfully kept his promise to spend taxpayer money as if it were his own.

In 2008, he won re-election with nearly 60 percent of the vote. On November 2, 2010, Scott was elected the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. Inheriting a $3.6 billion budget deficit, $800 million worth of unpaid bills, and an eight percent unemployment rate, he immediately implemented reforms to renew economic revival, fiscal order, and government accountability in Wisconsin.

Scott became the only governor in American history to survive a recall election on June 5, 2012. He was re-elected in 2014 and sworn into a second term on January 5, 2015.

Scott Walker was elected President of Young America’s Foundation, effective February 2021. He also serves as the chairman of the board of trustees for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars within the Smithsonian Institute, is a senior advisor to the National Taxpayers Union, serves on the board of Students for Life Action, is chairman of the Institute for Reforming Government, is finance chairman for the National Republican Redistricting Trust, and is national honorary chairman of the Center for State-led National Debt Solutions.

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