Sam Goodwin is an American entrepreneur, public speaker and advocate for the freedom of political hostages globally. He played Division I college ice hockey, co-founded an online game-development company in Singapore and has traveled to every country in the world. Sam was wrongfully imprisoned on false charges of espionage in Syria in 2019. Today, Goodwin shares his experiences through speaking engagements worldwide, including to audiences of elite athletes, faith groups, corporate conventions, the US Military and others. Sam holds Bachelor’s degrees in Communication Studies and French from Niagara University and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Washington University in St. Louis.