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.
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.
Cappy McGarr is an Emmy-nominated author, a creator of the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize, the National Award for Humor, and The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.
McGarr serves on the boards of The Foundation for the National Archives and The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He serves on The Better Angels Board of Directors, filmmaker Ken Burns’ advisory board. McGarr has chaired a White House Fellows Regional Panel in 2012 and 2013 and has served as a panelist from 2009 to 2013.
McGarr was appointed by President Barack Obama to the board of trustees of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2011, and was previously appointed to the same post by President Bill Clinton, serving from 1996 to 2002. He is only one of two people that have been appointed to The Kennedy Center by two different Presidents. He is an executive producer and creator of The Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize, the nation’s highest honor for humor, now in its 16th year, which has been awarded to Billy Crystal, Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, and Richard Pryor, among others. He also is an executive producer and creator of The Library of Congress George Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the nation’s highest honor for popular song that is held each year, in the East Room of the White House which has been awarded to Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, and in 2013 Carole King. McGarr was nominated for a 2008-2009 Prime Time Emmy for The Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize Honoring George Carlin and nominated for a 2010 NAACP Image Award for The Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize Honoring Bill Cosby.
McGarr is married to Janie Strauss McGarr for 35 years, and has two daughters, Elizabeth McGarr McCue and Kathryn McGarr.
Becky Powell is an insurance agent. She and her three children live in Austin, TX. Her eldest, Madison, and Boone have graduated from Baylor University and her youngest, John Luke, is currently in college. Alongside her career, Becky remains active in her church and volunteer work, including the Helping Hand Home and Young Life.
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
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