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.
Tim Heis, CEO of Goodwill
Tim Heis has been named the next President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Dallas. Most recently Heis was at Neiman Marcus Group, where he served as Vice President of Transformation. Prior to that, he led growth strategy at Bath and Body Works, part of L Brands, and helped the brand achieve multiple years of industry-leading growth and profitability. Heis began his career at Deloitte Consulting in the Strategy and Operations practice, where he specialized in retail and growth strategies.
Elliott Abrams & Eric Edelman, National Security Experts
Elliott Abrams served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor in the administration of President George W. Bush, where he supervised U.S. policy in the Middle East for the White House, and as Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela in the administration of Donald Trump.
Eric Edelman served in senior positions at the Departments of State and Defense as well as the White House, where he led organizations providing analysis, strategy, policy development, security services, trade advocacy, public outreach, citizen services, and congressional relations.
Luder Whitlock, Presbyterian Minister
Luder G. Whitlock Jr. served as president of Reformed Theological Seminary from 1978-2001, where he had previously been a professor. Today he is the President of Excelsis and minister at large for the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. He and his wife, Mary Lou, have three children and eleven grandchildren.
Senator Tim Scott
Growing up in a poor, single parent household in North Charleston, South Carolina, a young Tim Scott grew accustomed to moving every few years, as well as the long hours his mom worked to keep a roof over their heads. After failing four classes his freshman year of high school, Tim’s path forward was murky at best.
But thankfully, he had a mom who stuck with him, and met a mentor that showed him the wisdom of conservative principles. Through their belief and his own determination, Tim got his grades back on track, graduated from Charleston Southern University, and eventually built his own successful small business.
Through the lessons taught by his mentor, Tim developed his mission statement: to positively affect the lives of a billion people. That led him to public service, where he was elected to Charleston County Council, the South Carolina House of Representatives, the United States House of Representatives, and the United States Senate.
Since joining the Senate in 2013, Senator Scott has been a national leader on efforts to bring opportunity to every American family. His signature legislation creating Opportunity Zones was passed as part of the 2017 tax reform package, and has the potential to bring billions of dollars of private investment into distressed communities across the country.
As he continues to lead on the implementation of the Opportunity Zones initiative, Senator Scott also plays a critical role in issues regarding workforce development, education and diversity. Whether it’s tackling the skills gap, making sure children have access to the educational environment best suited for them, or working to bring everyone to the table to find solutions, Senator Scott will keep fighting for South Carolinians every single day he serves in the U.S. Senate.
Roger Crowley, British Historian and Author
Roger Crowley is a best-selling narrative historian with deep interests in the Mediterranean world and its surrounding area. At Emmanuel College, Cambridge he read English but has gone on to build a reputation for writing page-turning history based on original sources and careful scholarship.
He is the author of a loose trilogy of books on the Mediterranean: Constantinople: The Last Great Siege/1453 (2005), Empires of the Sea (2008) – a Sunday Times (UK) History Book of the Year in 2009 and a New York Times Bestseller – and City of Fortune on Venice (2011), as well as Conquerors (2015), a rare break out into the Atlantic with the Portuguese. His latest book Accursed Tower explores the end of the Holy Land crusades. His books have been translated into many languages.
He has talked to audiences as diverse as Melvin Bragg’s BBC programme In Our Time, the Center for Naval Analyses in Washington, NATO, the Hay Festival and the National Maritime Museum, appeared on TV programmes, written articles and reviews, and travelled as far as China to give lectures. He is married and lives in England in the Gloucestershire countryside.
Senator Joni Ernst
Senator Joni Ernst, native of Red Oak, Iowa, has dedicated her life to her state and country, having served in the military for over 23 years and now in the United States Senate.
In November 2014, Joni was elected as the first woman to serve in federal elected office from the State of Iowa and also became the first female combat veteran elected to serve in the United States Senate. In Washington, Joni serves on four Senate committees of major importance to Iowans: Armed Services; Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Environment and Public Works; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Joni is focused on growing a vibrant economy and ensuring the government runs effectively and efficiently which means cutting out-of-control spending, reducing taxes, eliminating harmful regulations and balancing the budget.
Born and raised on a farm in Montgomery County, Joni’s parents instilled in her the values important to Iowans: hard work, service and sacrifice. As a mother, soldier and independent voice, Joni is committed to bringing these values to Washington, D.C.
Joni received her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University where she joined the university’s ROTC program. After graduating, Joni joined the U.S. Army Reserves. In 2003, Joni served as a company commander in Kuwait and Iraq, leading 150 Iowa Army National Guardsmen during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Joni retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard after 23 years of military service.
Known for her independent leadership and commitment to public service, Joni previously served as the Montgomery County Auditor where she worked to eliminate wasteful government spending and protect taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars. As a state senator, Joni fought to balance the state budget and helped turn Iowa’s $900 million budget deficit into a $1 billion surplus. In addition to her work to balance the budget, Joni worked tirelessly to grow jobs and the economy, cut taxes, improve education, and reduce the role of government in Iowans’ lives.
Seay the Future
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A nice mix of topics between religion, culture, geopolitics and capital markets from a Texas perspective!