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American Hero Joins the Leadership Team at Retter & Company SIR

Retter and Company Sotheby’s International Realty announces Scotty Smiley has joined as Development Coordinator and Leadership Coach



Retter and Company is proud to welcome Scotty Smiley to their team as Development Coordinator and Leadership Coach. Mr. Smiley will work with Dave Retter on land development projects working closely with developers and builders. In addition, Scotty will also be working to develop the leadership and personal growth of Retter and Company’s agents. “Scotty’s expertise in leadership, teamwork, working through change, leading in extreme environments and overcoming obstacles is the perfect addition to our leadership team to take our agents to the next level! Scotty leading their personal development will help each of them grow exponentially. We are proud to have Scotty on our team”, Dave Retter, Owner, Retter & Company Sotheby’s International Realty and SVN Retter and Company.

“I’m very excited to join Retter and Company. I am honored to use my education, life experiences and leadership journey to join the team as Development Coordinator and Leadership Coach. Growing up in the Tri-City area I’m thrilled to be back and working with an incredible businessman and leader, Dave Retter on development projects as we embark on what is sure to be a remarkable year and years to come for our agents and clients,” Scotty Smiley.

Scotty is a graduate of the United States Military Academy (USMA). He began his career as an active-duty officer. Scotty commanded a 250-person company. In this role, he used his skills and abilities to lead his team through dire circumstances and adapt to much change. In 2005, while leading his platoon in Mosul, Iraq, Scotty came face-to-face with a suicide car bomber. That was the last thing that Scotty has seen. He woke up in the United States at Walter Reed Hospital blind and fighting for his life. Scotty not only had to learn how to live again, he also had to learn to lead. After fully recovering, Scotty became the military’s first active-duty member to continue his service as a completely blind active-duty officer. Scotty went on to receive a Master’s in Business Administration from Duke University and he has taught at USMA and Gonzaga University. After many years of service, Smiley retired from the military in 2015. Over his military career Major (Retired) Smiley received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Bade, ranger Tab, Airborne Wings and Combat Diver Qualification Badge.

Scotty was named “Soldier of the Year” in 2007 by The Army Times and in 2008 he won an ESPY as the world’s Best Outdoor Athlete. Smiley is the recipient of the Army’s prestigious MacArthur Leadership Award and holds an honorary PhD from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. He has written a book Hope Unseen, about his story of being the U.S. Army’s first blind active-duty officer.

Scotty married his high school sweetheart, Tiffany, and they have three sons, Grady, Graham, and Baylor. He is an avid adventurer and has completed the Coeur d’Alene Iron Man, climbed Mt. Rainer, gone skydiving, surfing and is always looking for his next chance to try something new.


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