Greater Talent Network (GTN)
|Founded||1981New York City, New York, U.S.in|
|Headquarters||New York City|
Greater Talent Network Speakers Bureau (GTN) is an American speakers bureau based in New York. GTN is known for its roster of prominent clients, including authors Michael Lewis, P.J. O'Rourke and Jeffrey Toobin; actors Laura Linney and Danny Glover; musicians Paula Abdul and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds; Navy SEALs Marcus Luttrell and Kevin Lacz; athletes Alex Rodriguez and Eli Manning; sports executives Billy Beane and Bob Myers; national security experts Raymond Kelly, Valerie Plame Wilson, and General Wesley Clark; and finance/technology disruptors Dan Schulman, and Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, founders of theSkimm.
GTN was founded in 1981 by Don Epstein. In its early days, the agency was known for representing such controversial icons as Hunter Thompson, Abbie Hoffman and Timothy Leary, whom Epstein befriended as a high school student in Miami. (Hoffman et al. were in Miami Beach protesting the Republican National Convention.) By the 1990s, the roster had expanded to include politicians and political commentators, both liberal and conservative, starting with Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and, after serving under the Clinton Administration, former Attorney General Janet Reno. In the mid-2000s, with technology, innovation, and business speakers in high demand, GTN added Silicon Valley CEOs and trend forecasters to its list.
Jose Antonio Vargas
Leigh Anne Tuohy
Jerry Greenfield and Ben Cohen, founders of Ben & Jerry's
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