A Community of Professional Speakers

The St. Louis Chapter of the National Speakers Association

What is NSA St. Louis?

National Speakers Association (NSA) is the largest international organization of professional speakers, with more than 5,000 members worldwide. As part of the International Federation for Professional Speakers, NSA helps its members deliver platform excellence, develop their businesses, and have a positive impact on their audiences.

NSA/St. Louis is the recognized voice of the speaking profession in the St. Louis metropolitan region. Its more than 40 members have established the benchmark for platform excellence and continue to influence their audiences in significant ways.

Mission: NSA St. Louis is dedicated to advancing the art and value of experts who speak professionally by:

  • Enhancing platform excellence
  • Facilitating business development
  • Fostering community
  • Increasing NSA’s brand identity
  • Developing strategic partnerships
  • Attend one of our upcoming events
  • Join our local chapter
  • Get active in our leadership

Why Join NSA St. Louis

NSA St. Louis May be the place for you if you are involved in the speaking profession or meetings industry. This group is for speakers who are aspiring speakers, professional members or academy members of The National Speakers Association (NSA). Other professional speakers and those involved in the meetings industry in other roles (as staff, bureaus, meeting planners, etc) are also welcome to join as affiliates.

2019-2020 Board of Directors

President – Jim Flynn
President-Elect – Greg Martinelli
Immediate Past President –Maureen Wielansky
Treasurer – Cathy Sexton
VP of Marketing – Joe Fingerhut
VP of Programming – Yonason Goldson
VP of Membership – Bubba Mills
Secretary – Lila Shepley

National Meetings

CSP/CPAE Summit 2017: November 10-12, 2017 | Chicago, IL

Winter Conference 2018: February 16-18, 2018 | Baltimore, MD

Influence 2018: July 14-17, 2018 | Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX

Influence 2019: July 27-30, 2019 | Gaylord Rockies, Denver, CO

Influence 2020: August 1-4, 2020 | Gaylord National, Washington, DC