CEOtoCEO Presents: Leadership Under Fire: Integrity of Leadership – Dave Reichert

Category: Community Events
February 20, 2024
7:30 AM -
9:30 AM
Location: 303 W North River Dr,, Spokane, Washington 99201, US

*Parking Included

Having the integrity, accountability, ability to communicate and learn from changing circumstances are the traits that can instill empowerment, trust and commitment that servant leaders bring out in others.

To be able to demonstrate and live those characteristics in high stress challenging moments when Leadership is Under Fire, sets leaders apart.

As a first responder and elected Sheriff, Dave Reichert knows how it feels, and what it takes, to work under circumstances where emotions run high and lives are at stake.

As a Congressman, he used his experience as a first responder to seek solutions by embracing the differences that too many see as a threat and too few see as a strength.

Dave will talk about why he believes that people today, more than ever, are looking for leaders who don’t shy away from pressure, compromise their integrity, or impose their own beliefs on others.

Dave Reichert’s record of service to others began in 1971 when he joined the Air Force Reserves’ 939th Military Airlift Group.

Following his time in the military, Reichert embarked on an historic 33-year law enforcement career at the King County Sheriff’s Office. Dave started as a beat cop before he was appointed (then elected) King County Sheriff where he led an 1,100-person organization for eight years.

As lead detective of the tenacious and dedicated investigative team, Reichert worked alongside officers, medical examiners, and volunteers to capture the monster known as the “Green River Killer” who senselessly murdered countless women in Washington State during the 1980s and 1990s.

He was honored by the National Sheriff’s Association with their “Sheriff of the Year” award, was a two-time Medal of Valor Award recipient and was also given the Attorney General’s Award for “courageous action”.

In 2004, responding to calls for service in Washington D.C., Dave ran and won election to Washington’s 8th Congressional District covering large parts of King and Pierce Counties.

He would go on to win every race for Congress, including presidential years where the District backed the Democratic nominee.

After leaving Congress in 2019, Reichert responded to a modern-day humanitarian crisis by working throughout Central America to combat human trafficking.

Dave has also been instrumental in helping law enforcement across the country obtain Rapid DNA, a technology that provides a full DNA profile in just 90 minutes.

Dave lives with his wife Julie in Chelan, has three children, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren – all residing in Washington State.

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