Famous Toastmasters

We're in Good Company

You'll be hard pressed to find an occupation that cannot be enhanced by the skills learned in Toastmasters. Many well known people from various fields have been Toastmasters including:

Famous Toastmasters

Carl Albert

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1971-77)

Tim Allen

Actor and Comedian

William Bennett

Former Premier of British Columbia, Canada

Everett Alvarez

American POW - Vietnam War; Former Deputy Director of the Peace Corps and Veterans Admin

James Brady

Two-term Press Secretary for U.S. President Ronald Reagan; Author of the Brady Bill

Nancy Brinker

Founder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; Former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary

Peter Coors

Chairman of Coors Brewing Company

Ben Couch

Late Former Member of Parliament, New Zealand

Philip Crosby

Quality Expert and Leader of the Quality Movement

Carl Dixon

Rock Musician, Former Lead Singer for The Guess Who

Mark Eaton

Former ALL Star Center for the NBA's Utah Jazz

Robert Emory

Founder, Emory Worldwide Courier Service

Debbi Fields Rose

Founder, Mrs. Fields Cookies

Anita Perez Ferguson

Former President, U.S. Natl. Women's Political Caucus; Princeton Lecturer & NPR Contributor

Steve Fraser

1984 Olympic Gold Medalist in Greco-Roman Wrestling; Dir. of Sports Marketing for Domino's Pizza

Napoleon Hill

Best-selling Author of "Think and Grow Rich"; Presidential Advisor

Tara Dawn Holland

Miss America, 1997

K.C. Jones

Former Basketball Coach for NBA’s Boston Celtics

Richard Lamm

Former Governor of Colorado (1975-1987) and 1996 Reform Party Presidential Candidate

Donald D. Lennox

Former President, Xerox Corporation's Information Systems Group

Linda Lingle

Former Governor of Hawaii (2002-2010)

James Lovell

Former U.S. Astronaut; missions included Apollo 13

Chris Matthews

Author and Host on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews”

Harvey Mackay

Best-selling Author of "Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive"

Bob McTeer

Former President/CEO, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank; Former Chancellor, Texas A&M University

Hyde Murray

Former Republican Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives

Robert Nesen

Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy, 1970-71

Todd Newton

TV Host (E!, USA, Travel Channel, Game Show Network), Life Coach and Speaker

Leonard Nimoy


Paul Oreffice

Former President and CEO of Dow Chemical, Midland, Michigan

Cavett Robert

Late Founder of the National Speakers  Association; Author

Pat Roberts

U.S. Senator, Republican from Kansas

Walter Schirra

Late Former U.S. Astronaut; only man to fly in the United States' first three space missions

Carol Stoker

Missouri State Congresswoman

John Tunney

Former U.S. Senator and Television Commentator

King Vidor

Late Director of Classic Hollywood Motion Pictures

John Young

Former U.S. Astronaut