History Makers

Presidents of NSA North Texas

The President provides leadership to the board of directors, serves as chief executive officer and business manager of the chapter. The President also represents the best interest of the chapter and the speaking industry at all times in accordance with the bylaws, policies, code of ethics and ongoing requirements of NSA. Presidents of NSA North Texas have included:

2016/2017 – Stu Schlackman 1998/1999 – Marcia Zidle
2015/2016 – Chris Price 1997/1998 – Janelle Hail
2014/2015 – Russ Riddle 1996/1997 – Julie Alexander
2013/2014 – Karen Cortell Reisman 1995/1996 – Susan Gatton
2012/2013 – Tim Durkin 1994/1995 – Steve Straus
2011/2012 – Stu Schlackman 1993/1994 – Bette Price
2010/2011 – Linda Swindling 1992/1993 – Francie Schwartz
2009/2010 – Susan Gatton 1991/1992 – Laurie Moore
2008/2009 – Alex Ramsey 1990/1991 – Randy Pennington
2007/2008 – Carlos Sanchez 1989/1990 – Niki McCuistion
2006/2007 – Sally Baskey 1988/1989 – Dennis McCuistion
2005/2006 – Michael Hoffman 1987/1988 – Suzanne Boswell
2004/2005 – Gary Rifkin 1986/1987 – Jane Handly
2003/2004 – Eloise Owens 1985/1986 – Robert Handly
2002/2003 – Ben Brown 1984/1985 – Patrick Dooley
2001/2002 – Karl Krayer 1983/1984 – Patrick Dooley
2000/2001 – Bette Price 1982/1983 – John Kosanke
1999/2000  – John-Arnold Smith 1981/1982 – John Kosanke

Joseph J. Charbonneau Award

The Joseph J. Charbonneau Award is the highest honor NSA North Texas bestows on its members. It is presented annually to a professional speaker whose accomplishments over the years have reflected outstanding credit, respect, honor and admiration on NSA and the speaking profession. The award is named after one of NSA North Texas’ most loved member, supporter and mentor, the late Joe Charbonneau whose illustrious career helped guide and inspire many NSA members.  Here is a list of previous winners.

Dave Lieber
Stu Schlackman
Sally Baskey
Linda Swindling
Michael Hoffman
Tim Durkin
Eloise Owens
Gary Rifkin
Susan Gatton
Randy Pennington
Vince Poscente
Julie Alexander
Steve Straus
Niki McCuistion
Dennis McCuistion
Bette Price

Zig Ziglar Member of the Year

Each of the National Speakers Association’s almost 40 chapters has its own personality and offers a variety of programming. Each year, the NSA North Texas Chapter chooses a member of the year who has gone “beyond the call of duty” to aid and promote the chapter. This member is recognized at the NSA National Convention. Past members of the year have included:

2015/2016 – Victoria Williams
2014/2015 – Andrew Szabo
2013/2014 – Chris Price
2012/2013 – Sally Baskey
2011/2012 – Tim Cocklin
2010/2011 – Dave Lieber
2009/2010 – Karen Cortell Reisman
2008/2009 – Robert Menard
2007/2008 – Deanna Frazier
2006/2007  –  Ed Peters
2005/2006  –  Lorri Allen
2004/2005  – Ric Newell
2003/2004  – Eloise Owens
2002/2003  –  Linda Thomas
2001/2002  – Linda Swindling
2000/2001 –  Gary Rifkin
1999/2000  –  Kep Kepner
1998/1999  –  Lorri Allen

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