Inspirational stories like Scotty and Tiffany Smiley's don’t come along too often. Join CEOtoCEO on October 21 to hear, first hand, their story of misfortune, hope, faith, and rising above adversity.
Tiffany married her high school sweetheart, Scotty Smiley, and achieved her goal of becoming a triage nurse; Scotty was a West Point graduate, Army Ranger and Platoon Leader.
In April of 2005, their lives changed in an instant. Scotty, while serving in Iraq, was severely wounded by a suicide bomber, causing him to fall into a coma and permanently lose sight in both of his eyes. At Walter Reed Medical Center, Tiffany was informed that Scotty would never be able to serve his nation again in uniform.
Tiffany was asked to sign a document consenting to Scotty's immediate discharge from the Army, she promptly refused. She fought to ensure that Scotty's recovery would not be compromised by inefficient government bureaucracy, she prevailed.
Though questioning his faith, Scotty made a decision to forgive and rebuild his life and continue to serve in the Army, becoming the first blind active-duty officer in military history.
The Army Times named Scotty "Soldier of the Year" in 2007 and in 2008 he won an ESPY as the world's Best Outdoor Athlete.
After receiving a MBA from Duke University, Scotty taught the core course in leadership at West Point and then commanded the Warrior Transition Unit at West Point's Keller Army Medical Center.
Scotty is a recipient of the Army's prestigious MacArthur Leadership Award. In 2010, Scotty received a Father of the Year award in New York and in 2011 received the Christopher Award for all he has given and continues to give.
Since then, Scotty attended the Maneuver Captain Career Course in Fort Benning, Georgia, and then moved to Spokane, Washington where he held a position with the Gonzaga University ROTC Department, teaching and mentoring America's future leaders.
During his military career Major (Retired) Smiley received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab, Airborne Wings and Combat Diver Qualification Badge.
After many years of service, Scotty retired from the military in 2015. He currently works as an advisor for Drexel Hamilton, a Military owned investment bank.
Tiffany's passion for helping others continues today, illustrated by her unwavering commitment to empowering people who face adversity and fighting for critical reforms that help America's veterans.
Tiffany uses her life's trials and victories to inspire many like her, including those who have felt held down, held back, or pushed around by elected officials and government bureaucrats. Tiffany works with women in business, helping them shatter barriers, and encouraging them to never let life's challenges stop them from realizing their dreams and their full potential.
Tiffany Smiley is running for the United States Senate to take that same fight and optimistic spirit to help Washington families achieve their American Dreams.
Tiffany and Scotty are the proud parents of three young boys.
Don't miss the opportunity to join CEOtoCEO via Live Stream on October 21, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Viewers will have the opportunity to submit questions through the online chat feature, or by email, in advance, or during the presentation.
Hope Unseen: The Inspirational Story of an American Hero
Live Online - YouTube Live Stream
Thursday, October 21, 2021
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.