Harry Rhoads

Harry E. Rhoads, Jr. is the CEO of the esteemed Washington Speakers Bureau based in Alexandria, Virginia.

Originally founded in 1979 by Bernie Swain, Paula Swain and Harry, the Bureau exclusively represents many distinguished figures from all over the globe including George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Lou Holtz and Terry Bradshaw. The late basketball legend, Jim Valvano, also was represented for many years. Harry remains active in the Jimmy V Foundation work, as he himself is a cancer survivor.

The Washington Speakers Bureau, led today by Harry and partner Christine Farrell, has revolutionized the lecture industry by setting the standard for commitment, trust and care. It has become one of the leading lecture agencies in the nation by putting people first.

Born in Washington, DC and a graduate of Fairfax High School in Virginia, Harry Rhoads is a 1971 graduate of DePaul University in Greencastle, Indiana. In his spare time, he can be found on a golf course, one of his favorite avocations.

He is the proud father of two daughters, Mary Kathryn and Emily Ann.