Leadership Speaker

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA

Shannon Huffman Polson
Speaker, Author, Veteran

At the 2018 National TSA Conference, Shannon Huffman Polson will draw on her distinguished career and share leadership strategies aligned with “Be. Know. Do.”—inspiring attendees to harness their inner strength, move beyond resistance, and attain goals.

With an emphasis on grit—which she describes as “dogged determination in the face of difficult circumstances”—Ms. Polson will demonstrate how to tap into passion and resolve, face limitations, break though uncertainty, own a sense of purpose, become a leader, and reach full potential.

Ms. Polson was a leader and a manager in the corporate sector at Guidant and Microsoft, then turned her attention to storytelling—hailing the accomplishments of trailblazers through her “Grit Project” and other writing endeavors.

Ms. Polson grew up in Alaska. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Duke University; a master of fine arts in creative nonfiction from Seattle Pacific University; and an MBA from Dartmouth College. She is a board member of the Alaska Wilderness League and a former board member and volunteer singer with Seattle Pro Musica.

In the U.S. Armed Forces, Ms. Polson became one of the first women to fly Apache combat helicopters. She served on three continents and led two flight platoons and a line company.