Rising Leaders Forum

A unique event filled with purposeful education, quality networking and dynamic teambuilding activities specifically designed for young industry professionals.

Our goal is to provide you with an incredibly valuable experience that will be different from any other event you have attended in our industry. You can expect a fast paced, challenging and fun experience that will reveal a great deal about forming teams, growing skills and dealing with challenges that are out of the ordinary.

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About The Event

We are honored to have Terry Peters as our Keynote speaker! Here is more about Terry’s impressive background:

With significant success in Special Operations and in business, Terry founded LSDS in 2011. As the Chief Executive Officer of a company who leverages expertise to help others achieve their goals, Terry has led LSDS to substantial growth every year in all of the company’s lines of effort. Terry has spearheaded leadership development programs which include building a resident leadership academy for Riot Games and key speaking engagements with LegalZoom, multiple engagements with the Young Presidents organization and executive coaching of leaders of all levels.

Prior to founding LSDS, Terry served as the General Manager of a large defense contractor focused on supporting USSOCOM in the continental United States and abroad. In that capacity, he led a team of 2000 employees and independent consultants from the horn of Africa to Afghanistan, and other locations across the globe.

His 27 Year career in the US Army resulted in Terry being in Combat for over 4 years and deployed to dozens of countries while serving as an Infantry and Special Forces Noncommissioned Officer. He has led from the individual to large force level in some of the most austere and demanding assignments and has numerous decorations and foreign awards for his service to the Nation.

Terry concluded a successful career as the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force- Afghanistan Sr. Enlisted Leader while dually serving as the 3rd Special Forces Group Command Sergeant Major. In this capacity, he was responsible for the training, education, readiness and professional development of over 6500 Marines, Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors spread across Afghanistan, and another 1500 Special Forces Soldiers at home and abroad.

Terry is an active consultant to the Special Operations Center of Excellence as a Special Operations subject matter expert focused on curriculum alignment and professional development for cadre and instructional leaders at all levels. Additionally, Terry focuses a significant amount of time assisting Special Operators and their families through outreach, and by supporting charities focused on warriors and their families.


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