NSA Recognition

The National Speakers Association has several awards and designations to recognize members' professional competence, as well as their contribution to the profession.


National Recognitions


CSP — Certified Speaking Professional

This is NSA's only earned professional designation. It is earned through a combination of professional association, professional education, professional performance, and professional business management standards. A CSP is a dedicated professional with a proven track record of consistent speaking excellence.

We are proud of our members who have earned this designation.

  • Joe Calhoon
  • Michael Karpovich
  • Marian Madonia
  • Kathleen Randall
  • Marty Stanley
  • Steve Iwersen
  • Barbara Teicher
  • Lauren Schieffer
  • Candace Whirley
  • Mark Hunter


Chapter Leadership Council (CLC)

The Chapter Leadership Council (CLC) provides leadership guidance to each chapter. A person who has served as a president of a local chapter applies for consideration to be a liaison between the national organization and the local chapters to assist with leadership guidance on effective chapter management.

  • Steve Iwersen, past chairman of NSA CLC
  • Kathleen Randall
  • Candace Whirley
  • Marty Stanley