Thayer Leadership has an expansive network of inspirational and motivational keynote speakers who exemplify being leaders of character. These individuals, through an enriching and memorable keynote address, reinforce key leadership components discussed and experienced during the Thayer program. Furthermore, Thayer keynote speakers are available globally for sales and board meetings, association events and more. Select keynote speakers are highlighted below:
Brigadier General (Retired) Pete Dawkins, Ph.D., West Point Graduate, Rhodes Scholar, Heisman Trophy Winner, and Wall Street Financier
Colonel (Retired) Greg Gadson, Bronze Star (3), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal recipient. Director of the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program
Brigadier General (Retired) Rebecca Halstead, 1st female West Point graduate promoted to the rank of General Officer, Chief of Ordnance and Commander of the U.S. Army Ordnance Center
Colonel (Retired) Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor Recipient during the Vietnam War, Military Analyst for MSNBC
Brigadier General (Retired) Maureen LeBouef, Ed.D, First Woman Department Head, USMA; Former Executive Director, Feagin Leadership Program, Duke Sports Medicine; Chair of USO North Carolina
Colonel (Retired) Tim Kopra, NASA astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station
Ms. Alison Levine, Extreme Adventurer and Mountaineer, Team Captain of the First American Women's Everest Expedition, Philanthropist, USMA Adjunct Professor
The Honorable Michael Montelongo, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Sodexo, West Point Graduate, and nominated one of the most important Hispanics in Technology 2008
General (Retired) Dennis Reimer, 33rd Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
Captain Scotty Smiley, Army's first active-duty blind officer
Colonel (Retired) Lee Van Arsdale, Former Delta Squadron Commander (Black Hawk Down); Former CEO, Triple Canopy
These individuals, through an enriching and memorable keynote address, reinforce key leadership components discussed and experienced during the Thayer Leadership program.
"There’s power in the art of effective communication. A leader must not only develop an easily understood vision, but he has to communicate it to his team in a way that is understandable to all."
Lieutenant General Frank Kearney,(USA, Retired, USMA 1976)