Spy's Eye View Speaker Series

What better way to delve into the world of espionage than to hear about it from those who have lived it? Former intelligence officers reveal extraordinary experiences from their distinguished careers in the field and offer informed opinions on current and historical events. 

Speakers can offer formal speaking programs, VIP guided tours of the Museum, a “Dinner with a Spy” experience, or behind-the-scenes intel on artifacts in the exhibitions during Museum Exclusive Access. 

Looking for a unique Speaker to present at your conference location? Speakers can present off-site in DC or out of town. Fees will vary based on location. 


*Board Member
Colonel Chris Costa *Melissa Mahle
Emily Crose *Jonna Mendez
Matt Devost Eric O'Neill
*Peter Earnest *Gary Powers, Jr.
*Rollie Flynn David Priess
Bob Gourley Lena Sisco
Sandy Grimes Mark Stout
Dr. Vince Houghton Tony Shaffer
*Oleg Kalugin W. Michael Susong
*Michael Lacombe *Bob Wallace


  • Duration: One (1) hour presentation by Speaker, to include approximately 40 minutes of presentation and 20 minutes of Q&A
  • Topics vary based on the Speaker (see individual Speaker links to the right) but can be customized based on client interest and needs
  • Fees: Rates vary based on the Speaker; room rental fees may be required - ask your Sales Account Executive for more information


  • Tour Content: Museum collection highlights tour (personalized tours tailored to specific interests can be arranged)
  • Guides: Tours are led by intelligence experts who can offer insightful information about exhibits and share behind-the-scenes stories around key artifacts
  • Group Size: A maximum of 10-15 guests
  • Age Recommendations: Thirteen and older (specialty tours can be arranged through the Youth Education Department for 7-12 year olds)
  • Duration: Fees are based on a 60 minute tour of the Museum’s collections
  • Timing: Tours are available seven days a week, any day of the year with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas; based on Speaker availability
  • Fees: Rates vary based on the expert leading the tour; payment is due in full in advance of the tour
  • Add-Ons: Gifts, event space rental, exclusive museum access, and team-building activities - ask your Sales Account Executive about pricing
  • Reservation is subject to Speaker availability

The Spy Museum does not endorse, approve, or support the opinions stated by the speakers. Statements made by presenters do not represent the position or opinion of the International Spy Museum. 


Active Experiences

From body language seminars to surveillance detection runs, these speakers will get your guests moving.


Uncover the massive and growing challenges of Cyberspace with leading experts in the field.

Disguise & Technology

Discover stories of disguise & technology from real life "Q"s.

Espionage Past & Present

Learn about the Secret History of History or get an informed opinion on current events.

Leadership, Risk Assessment, Management, & Ethics

Hear about these critical topics from Intelligence Community experts.

Real Spies. Real Stories.

Get the inside story from true insiders including former members of the CIA, FBI, and KGB.