Seay the Future is a podcast hosted by George Seay a nationally recognized businessman, philanthropist, and civic leader in Dallas, Texas. George interviews influential people in business, politics, academia, the military, and the media. Topics include national security, foreign policy, American history and politics, Texas history and politics, religion, society, and culture. Some of his guests include Admiral Bill McRaven (USA, retired), University of Texas president Jay Hartzell, author Rod Dreher, General Mike Hagee (USMC, retired), political strategist Brendan Steinhauser, former Defense Intelligence Agency officer David Springer, former National Security Council staffer Dr. Will Inboden, author and editor of The Washington Examiner Tim Carney, General T. Michael “Buzz” Moseley (USAF, retired), and Rice University professor Dr. Mark Jones, and many more.
Over the holiday season, I had the pleasure of speaking with Grayson Padrick, owner of Central Florida Trophy Hunts! Grayson is a patriotic Floridian with a great family, running a small business that rivals even the most interesting of day jobs. You won't want to miss this fun conversation.
On the most recent episode of Seay the Future, I welcomed Penny Guthrie, Franchisee SONIC Drive-In CEO. We discussed Penny's accomplished career from its early beginnings, the challenges and triumphs of balancing work and personal life, and much more.
Dr. Will Inboden
Executive Director and William Powers, Jr. Chair, Clements Center for National Security; Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
William Inboden joined the LBJ School faculty after many years of working as a policymaker in Washington, DC, and directing a foreign policy think tank overseas. He is the William Powers, Jr. executive director of the Clements Center for National Security and a distinguished scholar at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law. He is also a National Intelligence Council associate and serves on the CIA's Historical Advisory Panel and State Department's Historical Advisory Committee.
Dr. Inboden previously served as senior director for strategic planning on the National Security Council, worked on the State Department's Policy Planning Staff and served as a congressional staff member. His think-tank experience includes the American Enterprise Institute and running the London-based Legatum Institute. He is a Council on Foreign Relations life member and a contributing editor to Foreign Policy magazine, and his commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, The Weekly Standard and USA Today, and on NPR, CNN and BBC. His classes, "Ethics & International Relations" and "Presidential Decision-Making in National Security," have been selected in recent years as the Best Class in the LBJ School. His most recent book, on the Reagan administration's national security policies, is The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan in the White House and the World (2022).
Governor Mike Dunleavy
Governor Mike Dunleavy arrived in Alaska in 1983 as a young man looking for opportunity, and he found it. His first job was working in a logging camp in Southeast Alaska. Later on, Governor Dunleavy pursued his dream of becoming a teacher. He earned his teacher’s certificate, and then a master of education degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He spent nearly two decades in northwest Arctic communities working as a teacher, principal, and superintendent.
Governor Dunleavy’s wife Rose is from the Kobuk River Valley community of Noorvik. Together, they have three children – Maggie, Catherine, and Ceil – who were raised in both rural and urban Alaska.
Governor Dunleavy and his family moved to Wasilla in 2004, where he owned an educational consulting firm and worked on a number of educational projects statewide. Dunleavy served on the Mat-Su Borough School Board, with two years as Board President, and then as a state senator for five years.
Dr. Nicole R. Myers and Emma Ward
On this episode of Seay the Future, I had the great pleasure of hosting The Barbara Thomas Lemmon Senior Curator of European Art for the Dallas Museum of Art, Dr. Nicole Myers, and Emma Ward, Co-Founder and CEO, Ward-Moretti. We discussed their esteemed careers, how their interest in art was sparked, and more. We even chatted about their perspective on the relationship millennials and Gen-Z have with art. A fun conversation. Don't miss their unique insight into the art world.
Mario Zandstra is President and CEO of Family Legacy and is the Keeper of the Vision, Culture, Talent, Work with the Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Family Legacy, he served as the President & CEO at Pine Cove Christian Camp, the President at East-West Ministries, and the Executive Vice President at Transwestern Commercial Services. Mario has a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from the University of Southern California, 1979. He is a member of St Judes Oak Cliff Church.
I have enjoyed all the different guests. Plenty of historical information. Plenty of knowledge being shared. George does a good job of moving the conversation forward.
Seay the Future
Top podcast discovery so far in 4Q2020
George knows what he’s talking about!
Every Texan should keep an ear on this man.