Guest Speakers

We are excited to announce our Master of Ceremonies and Keynote Speaker for CODY CONNECT 2019:

Paul Butler! 


Paul Butler is a speaker, presenter, instructor, and entertainer who has presented at CODY CONNECT several times, and we're bringing him back by popular demand!

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a concentration in Culture and Communication, as well as an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He excels in the areas of motivation, leadership, customer service, and attitude empowerment.

During his 27 years of law enforcement, Paul has been a public servant, training officer, sergeant, crisis negotiator, chief of police, and chief deputy. These opportunities have given him a unique perspective on a vast array of situations and circumstances that many people find themselves in every day. These experiences have helped him to develop the answers to questions and cures to problems most people are facing at work and in life on a continual basis.

Paul became the chief of police of the Aynor Police Department at 22 years of age, making him the youngest police chief in the history of South Carolina. Born and raised on a small farm, his parents served as examples of hard work, common sense, personal responsibility, and respect for self and others. This has played heavily in his success in life and within each organization in which he has served.

Paul believes the power of a positive attitude can take you to the top or help you simply find happiness and pride in the current role you fill. A healthy attitude is often the key to both personal and professional success – this has certainly been the key to his success.

As Chief Deputy of the Horry County Sheriff’s Office, he was selected to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia in 2005 for the 220th Session. This 10-week, executive level course was host to 250 attendees from all 50 states and 29 countries around the world. Paul was selected by his class to be their graduation day speaker alongside then-FBI Director Robert Mueller.

He continues to serve on the national level with the FBI National Academy Associates as their official Master of Ceremonies. He has performed with them in Orlando, Philadelphia, Seattle, St. Louis, Washington, D.C, and Quebec City.

To increase his outreach, Paul Butler Presentations was formed and he has been traveling the nation speaking, instructing, and entertaining. We are thrilled he’s joining us at CODY CONNECT 2019.

Paul is consistently one of the highest-rated presenters on the market today. You can read more about him on his website: