Sam Goodwin is an American entrepreneur and featured keynote speaker. He played Division I college hockey, co-founded a tech company and NGO in Singapore and has traveled to every country in the world. Sam was wrongfully imprisoned on false charges of espionage in Syria in 2019, leading US Government and intelligence officials to doubt whether he would ever be seen again alive. His incredible journey of survival illustrates the extraordinary power of the human spirit. Goodwin is a thought leader on uncertainty and shares his message through speaking engagements worldwide. His presentation, Winning Through Uncertainty, is heard by thousands every year, including audiences of elite athletes, faith groups, corporate conventions, the US Military and others. Sam earned a bachelor’s from Niagara University and a master’s from Washington University in St. Louis. He is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC.