KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jared Ogden
Jared is from Atlanta, GA and is an Eagle Scout. After high school, he attended the United States Naval Academy; graduated in 2004 and was commissioned as an Ensign. His initial orders were to a Warship in San Diego and from there, he applied for and was accepted into BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition / SEALs), the rigorous Navy SEAL selection program, and graduated BUD/S Class 265. After eight years of Active Duty and four deployments, he left the Naval Service in 2012. His military awards include the Combat Action Ribbon and Bronze Star with "V" for Valor among other numerous Joint awards. He spent the next three years contracting in the defense industry during which time he also represented the Special Operations Community as a cast member on National Geographic Channel's Ultimate Survival Alaska for two seasons. In March of 2015, Jared co-founded Triumph Systems and serves as their CEO today. Additionally, he is an advisor to Senator Johnny Isakson (of Georgia) and sits on his Service Academy Selection Committee. Jared holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Washington University in St Louis, and most recently represents the local business community through his selection into St. Louis’s 40 Under 40.