Convention Speakers

Joe Galloway

Joseph L. Galloway was one of America’s premier war and foreign correspondents and recently retired as the senior military correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers; prior to that he was a special consultant to General Colin Powell at the State Department. He has had assignments in Japan, Indonesia, India, Singapore, and served four tours as the war correspondent in Vietnam. He has also covered Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Haiti, and Iraq. Of his many other accomplishments and awards, he also co-wrote “We Were Soldiers Once-And Young” and “Triumph Without Victory: The History of the Persian Gulf War.”

The Honorable James Byrne

James Byrne is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy where he received an Engineering Degree and ultimately held the top leadership position of Brigade Commander. He earned is Juris Doctorate Degree from Stetson University College of Law. He started his law career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Malcolm J. Howard, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Caroline. Amongst his other endeavors (which you can read about here, he served as the Associate General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at Lockheed Martin Corporation. He was named General Counsel, Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs on Jan. 14, 2019.

Governor Kevin Stitt Kevin Stitt was born December 28, 1972 is an American business man and politician. He is a Republican and was elected Governor in 2018. Stitt grew up in Norman, Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in accounting. He is married to his wife, Sarah, and they have six children.