SECO23 Keynote Speakers

Don't miss this year's inspirational keynote speakers!

Monday, September 11 2023 - 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Scott Mann

Scott Mann SECO 23 Keynote Speaker


LTC (Retired) Scott Mann is a real estate entrepreneur, public speaker, best-selling author, military analyst, and advocate for veterans and veteran’s families. Scott appears frequently on CNN, Bloomberg, Fox and Friends, Fox Business News, News Max, and dozens of syndicated radio shows including National Public Radio, Wall Street Journal Radio, Fox News Radio, and the Jim Bohannon Show. 

Scott is a former U.S. Army Green Beret with tours all over the world including Colombia, Iraq, and multiple tours in Afghanistan. He is a warrior storyteller and the founder of Rooftop Leadership where he shares the rapport-building skills he learned in Special Forces to help today’s leaders make better human connections in high-stakes, low-trust engagements. Scott helps organizations gain a better understanding of their internal culture while exposing the potential for conflict that exists when trust has deteriorated.

Scott is the #1 International Best-Selling Author of Operation Pineapple Express, Game Changers, Going Local to Defeat Violent Extremists, and has spoken on three TEDx stages. Scott is also a playwright and actor in his recent play brought to film about the Afghan War and the unforeseen cost of war on our Veterans called “Last Out,” which is available on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, AppleTV, and VUDU.
 He is also the founder of the 501c3, The Heroes Journey, where he helps warriors, first responders, and their families find their voices and tell their stories in order to bridge the civilian-military divide.
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Scott Huesing

Scott Huesing SECO 23 Keynote Speaker


Bestselling Author | Echo in Ramadi (Regnery, 2018)

Scott A. Huesing is a proven combat leader. He is a retired United States Marine Corps Infantry Major with 24 years of honorable service, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer. His career spanned 10 deployments to over 60 countries worldwide. Throughout his numerous deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa, he planned, led, and conducted hundreds of combat missions under some of the most austere and challenging conditions.

Scott has been a published author since 2005. His award-winning bestseller, Echo in Ramadi (Regnery, 2018), is a snapshot in time that changed the face of operations on the battlefield. Echo Company, 2d

Battalion, 4th Marines endured some of the most intense urban combat during the Second Battle of Ramadi in support of the Multi-National Forces Surge Strategy in 2006. His true-life account provides keen insights into what may be an unfamiliar world to readers but very familiar to those like Scott, who lived it and endured this historic fight. Echo in Ramadi was written to honor the sacrifices and spirit of his Marines and the families they supported. It's not a war story—it is about the people and the power of human connection that speaks about leadership, team-building, and overcoming adversity under the most demanding conditions.
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