Kevin Thompson, Donna Cardillo and Greg Williams, members of the National Speakers Association-
“NSA is the leading source for community, education and entrepreneurial business knowledge needed to be successful in the speaking profession. To that end, I am pleased to welcome Donna, Greg and Kevin to the Chapter Leadership Committee – our pool of experts available to Chapter leadership throughout the country. Their participation on this committee will be to act as a Mentor, coach, and counsel to Chapter leaders, in particular, the Presidents Elect. By creating a strong leadership team on the chapter level, the chapters will thrive and therefore our profession and our organization as a whole will continue to flourish.” Rochelle Rice, MA, Chair of the CLC, 2014-2015
The Chapter Leadership Committee (CLC) serves as a communication body for all NSA Chapters. NSA appoints past Chapter presidents who serve two-year rotating terms on the CLC as the connection between our national organization and the local chapters.
Chapters are divided into four geographical regions (approximately 10 Chapters in each) with a team of four to five coaches assigned to each region. In addition to being available for Chapter leaders within the assigned region, coaches are available to Chapter leaders in other areas as a resource of wisdom and counsel.
The CLC has two key functions within NSA: to act as a pool of coaches available to NSA Chapter leadership throughout the country; and to create practical leadership programming for Chapter leadership sessions at the annual NSA Convention and Chapter Leadership Institute.
The CLC is the voice of the Chapters, with a direct line to the NSA Board and staff, as well as a resource for support and advice to Chapter leaders. They are considered ad-hoc members of each Chapter board, as they play an important role in the Chapter’s annual plan.
There will be 17 members of NSA's Chapter Leadership Committee for the 2014-15 year.
Chair: Vice President appoints Vice Chair for two-year term, beginning when the Vice President becomes President-Elect. Vice Chair assumes Chair the following year. (In the event of a vacancy in the Chair, the position is filled by appointment by the Board of Directors. Vice President and Vice Chair appoint Chapter coaches for two-year terms, those terms to begin when the Vice President becomes President-Elect.
Vice Chair: Assists the Chair. Vice Chair is chosen from the current group of CLC coaches.
Coach: The Chapter Leadership Committee coaches serve as consultants to Chapter leaders throughout the country for two-year terms. They are the voice of the Chapters with a direct line to the NSA Board and staff, as well as a resource for support and advice to Chapter leaders. In addition, the coaches create practical leadership programming for Chapter leadership sessions at the annual NSA Convention and Chapter Leadership Institute. All CLC Coaches must have served as Chapter Presidents.
About the New Jersey Appointees:
Kevin Thompson MPA, DTM is a Customer Experience Expert and an Adjunct Faculty member at Rutgers University, specializes in transforming organizations to a level of excellence that their customers deserve. Honored as a distinguished leader and communicator by Toastmasters International, he has a Six Sigma Black Belt in Process Improvement, a Masters in Public Administration and more than 25 years of management, and leadership experience.
Donna Cardillo, RN, MA is The Inspiration Guru and award-winning entrepreneur at DonnaCardillo.com. She is a keynote speaker, author, “Dear Donna” columnist at Nurse.com and expert blogger at DrOz.com. Cardillo is a founding member and past president of NSA-NJ.
Greg Williams, CDP, MBA is The Master Negotiator. He is a people-oriented business professional, with an extensive background in public speaking, training and delivering keynotes in the subject areas of: motivation, negotiation, interviewing strategies and techniques, strategies to becoming successful and the plight of small, minority businesses in turbulent economic times. He is the author of the bestselling book, “Negotiate:
The Chapter Leadership Committee for 2014-15 includes:
1. Donna Cardillo, NSA-New Jersey Chapter
2. Todd Cohen, NSA-Philadelphia Chapter
3. Tom Davidson, NSA-Virginia Chapter
4. Doug Devitre, CSP, NSA-St. Louis Chapter
5. Patrick Donadio, CSP (Immediate Past Chair), NSA-Ohio Chapter
6. Elaine Dumler (Vice Chair), NSA-Colorado Chapter
7. Tim Durkin, CSP, NSA-North Texas Chapter
8. Dorothy Erlanger, NSA-Virginia Chapter
9. Daniel Moirao, NSA-Northern California Chapter
10. Pam Rambo, NSA-Virginia Chapter
11. Rochelle Rice (Chair), NSA-New York City Chapter
12. Stu Schlackman, CSP, NSA-North Texas Chapter
13. Jon Schwartz AKA Vinny Verelli, NSA-Georgia Chapter
14. Marty Stanley, NSA-Kansas City Chapter
15. Kevin Thompson, NSA-New Jersey Chapter
16. Desmond Thornton, NSA-Georgia, Chapter
17. Greg Williams, NSA-New Jersey Chapter
National Speakers Association, New Jersey Chapter (NSA-NJ) is the premier professional association in New Jersey dedicated to advancing the art and value of experts who speak professionally. For more information about NSA-NJ, please visit http://www.NSA-
The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading organization for professional speakers. NSA's thousands of members include experts in a variety of industries and disciplines, who reach audiences as trainers, educators, humorists, motivators, consultants, authors and more. Since 1973, NSA has provided resources and education designed to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and the speaking profession. Visit NSA's website at www.NSAspeaker.org.
Anna D. Banks, Public Relations Director
Anna D. Banks, Public Relations Director