Lifetime Achievement Award

Created in 2012-2013 the NSA Minnesota Speaker Lifetime Achievement Award honor long-time (25+years) chapter members who have made a significant lifelong contribution to enriching the profession of speaking and the advancement and extended growth and health of the NSA Minnesota Chapter.  Recipients will embody the spirit and focus of professional speaking and will serve as a positive role model for all future recipients.

The NSA Minnesota Board of Directors will nominate the Lifetime Achievement Award Candidates with the ultimate selection made by the board and past Lifetime Achievement recipients.

The Lifetime Achievement Award may not be awarded annually and will only be awarded based on the availability of truly deserving individual candidates. The NSA Minnesota Lifetime Achievement Award has been bestowed upon:

2012    Janie Jasin, CSP
2013    Dr. Manny Steil CSP, CPAE
2014    Thom Winninger CSP, CPAE
2015    Mark LeBlanc
2016    Joan Kennedy


Minnesota Speaker Hall of Fame

Created in 2004, the Minnesota Speakers Hall of Fame recognizes and honors selected outstanding professional speakers.  Modeled after the NSA CPAE “Speakers Hall of Fame,” the Minnesota Speakers Hall of Fame selection criteria will be based on: Speaker’s Material, Style, Experience, Delivery, Image, and Professionalism.  The award is not based on celebrity status, number of speeches, amount of income, or volunteer involvement in NSA-MN.

Nominations and selection are made by the existing members of the Minnesota Speakers Hall of Fame, presently Chaired by Dr. Manny Steil, CSP, CPAE

The following individuals have been inducted into the Minnesota Speakers Hall of Fame:

2004    Dr. Lyman K. (Manny) Steil CSP, CPAE, Larry Wilson CPAE*, Thom Winninger CSP, CPAE, Mike McKinley CSP, CPAE, Robert Pike CSP, CPAE, Jim Pancero CSP,CPAE Harvey Mackay CPAE, Dr. Alan Zimmerman CSP, CPAE, Mark Scharenbroich CSP, CPAE
2005    David McNally CPAE, Janie Jasin CSP, Desi Williamson CSP, CPAE
2006    Mark LeBlanc
2007    John Crudele CSP
2008    Roxanne Emerich CSP,CPAE, Lee Boyan*
2009    Hondo, David Knox CSP
2010    Joan Kennedy, Kathy Brown CSP,
2011    Anne Warfield CSP, Dr. Dale Anderson
2012    Jackie Pflug
2013    Randall Monson CSP
2014    Kit Welchin
2015    Ross Bernstein CSP
2016    David Horsager, CSP


Mark LeBlanc Award

Created in 1997, the NSA Minnesota Mark LeBlanc Award recognizes NSA-MN Chapter members who have provided important service, leadership, and made a highly significant contribution to the growth and vitality of the Chapter. Mark LeBlanc selects the award winner. The following Chapter Members have received the Mark LeBlanc Award:

1997    Mark LeBlanc
1998   
Mike McKinley, CSP, CPAE
1999   
Dr. Lyman K. (Manny) Steil, CSP, CPAE
2000   
Janie Jasin, CSP
2001   
Janna Krammer
2002   
Mike Podolinsky
2003   
Betsy Buckley
2004   
Arlene Vernon
2005    Dr. Dale Anderson
2006    Tom Guetzke
2007    Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE
2008    Stevie Ray
2009    Dan Janal
2010    Sue Rusch, CSP
2011    Robin Getman, CSP
2012    Amy Tolbert
2013    Louise Griffith
2014    Molly Cox
2015    Brenda Elsagher
2016    Kit Welchlin


Next Level Award

The Next Level Award is given by the Board each year. Recipients have been active members of NSA Minnesota for at least one year and have significantly moved their businesses forward over the previous year. Any member can nominate any chapter member. The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors chooses the winner. The following Chapter Members have received the Next Level Award:

1996-97    Joe Mayne , Arlene Vernon
1997-98
    Christine Clifford, CSP
1998-99
    Kathy Brown, CSP
1999-00
    Robin Getman, CSP
2000-01
    Randall Munson, CSP
2001-02
    Molly Cox
2002-03
    Christine Clifford, CSP
2003-04
    Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE
2004-05
    Anne Warfield, CSP
2005-06
    Roxanne Emmerich, CSP
2006-07
    Stevie Ray
2007-08
    Amy Tolbert, PhD., CSP
2008-09
    Randall Munson, CSP
2009-10
    Dave Horsager, CSP
2010-11
    Chris Heeter
2011-12
    Ross Bernstein, CSP
2012-13
    Renee Rongen and Susan Zimmerman
2013-14
    Theresa Rose
2014-15
    Joe Schmit
2015-16
    Rich Gasaway, CSP


Chapter Member of the Year Award

Each year, the board nominates a members who they have seen contribute the most to the chapter. Chapter members vote to select the winner. This award truly reflects our history of active participation. The following Chapter Members have received the Chapter Member of the Year award:

1983-84    Michael Podolinsky
1984-85
    Mark LeBlanc
1985-86
    Rubye Erickson
1986-87
    Tom Faranda
1987-88
    Rubye Erickson
1988-89
    Kathleen Borgen
1989-90
    Dr. Dale Anderson
1990-91
    Janie Jasin, CSP
1991-92
    Pat Dorff
1993-94
    Earl Hipp
1994-95
    Nancy Mark
1995-96
    Kay Seliskar
1996-97   
Larry Merserau
1997-98
    Dick Schaaf
1998-99
    Arlene Vernon
1999-00
    Kristin Anderson
2000-01
    Betsy Buckley
2001-02
    Robin Getman, CSP
2002-03
    Tony Schiller
2003-04
    Dr. Dale Anderson
2004-05
    Michael Roby
2005-06
    Audrey Thomas
2006-07
    Tim Cimbura
2007-08
    Stuart Gray
2008-09
    Amy Tolbert, PhD., CSP; Michael Roby
2009-10
    Robin Getman, CSP
2010-11
    Susan Zimmerman
2011-12
    Gaye Lindfors
2012-13
    Dan Janal
2013-14
    Brenda Elsagher
2014-15
    Molly Cox
2015-16
    Jeff Ferrazzo


Volunteer of the Year Award

Recipients are recognized for their volunteer efforts that are above and beyond the level expected of members. This board of directors selects the winner. The following individuals have received the Volunteer of the Year award:

2002-03    Holly Zelinsky
2004-05    Audrey Thomas
2005-06
    Robin Getman, CSP; Gaye Lindfors
2006-07
    Peggy McNamara
2007-08    Stevie Ray
2008-09
    Sue Rusch, CSP
2009-10
    Lori La Bey
2010-11
    Chere Bork
2011-12    Tim Cimbura
2012-13
    Theresa Rose
2013-14
    Chris Heeter
2014-15
    Annie Meehan
2015-16
    Deirdre Van Nest


Newcomer Impact Award

Recognizes a new NSA Minnesota member (1 to 3 years) who has made a measurable and significant positive impact in the service to the NSA Minnesota Chapter. The board nominates candidates and the chapter votes to select the winner. The following Chapter members have received the Newcomer Impact Award:

2013-14    Janel Anderson
2014-15
    Jeff Ferrazzo
2015-16
    Erika Garms, Ph.D.


Speakers Academy Award

Recognizes the Speakers Academy member who has developed clarity of vision and a specific plan to advance in the profession of speaking.  Candidates for this award will be nominated by the Speakers Academy members. The winner will be chosen by the Dean. The following Speaker Academy students have received the Speakers Academy award:

2013-14    Erika Garms
2014-15
    Cindra Kamphoff
2015-16
    Deb Hadley


Platinum Platform Professionals (PPP)

Created in 2000 the Platinum members of the NSA Minnesota Chapter includes all Minnesota Chapter members who are NSA CPAE’s, CSP’s, Minnesota Speaker Hall of Fame inductees, and Past Chapter Presidents. The purpose of the Platinum Platform Professional designation is to: 1) recognize our MN Chapter’s outstanding professional members, 2) enhance PPP member Chapter attendance, involvement, and Board representation, 3) provide increased opportunity for PPP interaction. Present PPP members include:

Dr. Dale Anderson
Ross Bernstein
Walter Bond
Kathy Brown
Christine Clifford
John Crudele
Brenda Elsagher
Roxanne Emmerich
Robin Getman
Hondo
David Horsager
Dan Janal
Janie Jasin

Joan Kennedy
David Knox
Mark LeBlanc
Gaye Lindfors
Harvey Mackay
Judy Kay Mausolf
Mike McKinley
David McNally
Randall Monson
Jim Pancero
Jackie Pflug
Bob Pike
Sue Rusch


Mark Scharenbroich
Dr. Manny Steil
Jeff Thull
Dr. Amy Tolbert
Anne Warfield
Desi Williamson
Thom Winninger
Dr. Alan Zimmerman

CPAE and CSP

CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) recognizes a continuing commitment to education, experience and ethical behaviors. To achieve this designation, individuals must deliver 250 paid presentations over a five-year period while earning at least 32 education units in that period and meeting other professional criteria set by NSA.

CPAE (Council of Peers Award for Excellence) designates members of NSA’s Speaking Hall of Fame. No more than five NSA members per year (out of a general membership of 4,000) receive this honor. Candidates are nominated by current CPAEs and reviewed by a special panel on the basis of the originality of their material, uniqueness of style, experience, delivery technique, image, reputation, professionalism and ability to relate to their audiences.

Diane Amundson, CSP
Joe Batten, CSP
Ross Bernstein, CSP
Walter Bond, CSP
Kathy Brown, CSP
Christine Clifford, CSP
John Crudele, CSP
Roxanne Emmerich, CSP
Rich Gasaway, CSP
Robin Getman, CSP
Dave Horsager, CSP
Janie Jasin, CSP
David Knox, CSP
Harvey Mackay, CPAE
Michael McKinley, CSP, CPAE
David McNally, CPAE

Randall Munson, CSP
Karel Murray, CSP
Jim Pancero, CSP, CPAE
Robert Pike, CSP, CPAE
Sue Rusch, CSP
Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE
Peter Stark, CSP
Dr. Lyman (Manny) Steil, CSP, CPAE
Audrey Thomas, CSP
Jeff Thull, CSP
Amy Tolbert, PhD, CSP
Anne Warfield, CSP
Desi Williamson, CSP, CPAE
Thomas Winninger, CSP, CPAE
Alan Zimmerman, PhD, CSP, CPAE

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