Premier Speakers

AFs speakers


The American Foundry Society brings its members face-to-face with premier thought leaders, subject matter experts and policymakers. Elite speakers at AFS events in recent years include those listed below. Check the Conferences portion of the website for upcoming speakers.

Mark Vitner, Former Senior Economist of Wells Fargo

Kellyanne Conway, Former Senior Counselor to the President

Dwier Brown, Actor in "Field of Dreams", and Author

John "Chip" Keough, Keotech, President

Ari Fleischer, Former White House Press Secretary

Daniel Burrus, Author of "Flash Foresight"

Buddy Hobart, President of Solutions 21

Karl McKlenburg, Former NFL Player and Motivational Speaker

Harry Moser, President, Reshoring Initiative

Thomas Prucha, President, Metal Morphasis LLC

Greg Miskinis, Director of Research and Process Development, Waupaca Foundry

Peter Zeihan, Technology futurist and Author, Disunited Nations

Mike Allen, Political writer for Time, Axios and Politico

Sen. Ron Johnson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin

Rep. Fred Upton, Past Chair, House Energy & Commerce Committee

Karl Rove, Deputy Chief of Staff, the White House 

Jim Glassman, Managing Director and Chief Economist, JP Morgan

Byron York, Chief Political Correspondent, The Washington Examiner

Frank Abagnale, FBI Data Security Expert and Inspiration for the Movie, Catch Me if You Can

Eugene Scalia, U.S. Secretary of Labor

Kaihan Krippendorff, Author, The Art of the Advantage

Jean Bye, President, Dotson Iron Castings. 

Rep. Kevin Brady, Ranking Minority Member on the House Ways and Means Committee. 

Stephen Moore, Past President of The Club for Growth and Member, Wall Street Journal Editorial Board

Gus Faucher, Chief Economist, PNC Bank 

Stephen F. Hayes, Editor, The Weekly Standard

Charlie Cook, Editor, Cook Political Report

Edgar Papke, Author of True Alignment

Dr. Carsten Kuhlgatz, Then-President of H-A

Sen. Pat Toomey, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania 

Tucker Carlson, Fox News host and Co-Founder of The Daily Caller

Sen. Mike Braun, U.S. Senator from Indiana

Atsushi Nagai, CEO of Sinto

Cathy Stepp, Then-OSHA Region 5 Administrator

Peter Reich, Director of LaempeReich

Tom Dower, Senior Director of Government Affairs, ArcelorMittal

Tom Landstreet, Founder, N3L Capital Partners and Forbes Columnist

Stephen Shapiro, Author, 24/7 Innovation

Professor Luke Williams, Author, Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business 

Dr. Celina Peerman, Organizational behavior specialist