2019-2020 NSA Illinois Officers and Directors
Bill Guertin, President
Pro sports teams hire Bill to help them fill their stands with fans… and he can improve YOUR sales, too! Bill brings his unique experience of training the ticket sales departments of professional sports sales teams to companies of all sizes and industries. His dynamic presentations on peak performance in sales are based on the successful practices of pro sports teams throughout North America, including the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball. Bring their secrets to success to your next sales meeting or conference!
Allie Pleiter, President Elect
Allie Pleiter is an award-winning bestselling author of fiction and non-fiction. She teaches creative people to be consistently, dependably productive, while helping high-performing professionals to develop vital content. The author of over 40 published titles, Allie has spent a decade in the publishing profession, with over 1.4 million books sold worldwide. Allie also maintains an active writing productivity coaching practice and speaks regularly on faith, the creative process, women’s issues, and her favorite topic: The Chunky Method of time management.
Haydn Shaw, Vice President
Haydn Shaw has researched and helped clients regarding generational differences for over 20 years. He is author of Sticking Points: How to Get 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart and Franklin Covey’s bestselling workshops Leading Across Generations and Working Across Generations. He also writes on generations and leadership for the Huffington Post.
Carl Seidman, Treasurer
Carl Seidman helps build profitable businesses, where leaders and staff are in control of their financial work and lives. With Carl's assistance, the largest and most reputable companies across the country have implemented best-practices in financial planning and analysis, saving their people time, reducing mistakes, and evolving into a best-of-breed strategic finance function.
Lynne Franklin, Past President
After a boy threatened to kill her with a machete, Lynne Franklin decided to learn everything she could about persuasion. As a “neuroscience nerd,” she studies how the brain works. Lynne coaches leaders and teams to present their ideas powerfully and persuasively, so they have more confidence, create more connections, and generate more cash flow.
Cindy Tschosik, Board Member
Cindy Tschosik digs deeps to help speakers and authors get ‘SoConnected’ to their audiences and readers. As a professional ghost writer and developmental editor, Cindy knows how to formulate messaging and content that offers extreme value for audiences. She teaches clients the “second golden” rule, “Say what you mean, and mean what you say.”
In addition, when speaking as “The Happy Depressed Human,” Cindy inspires audiences on how to navigate difficult moods and recognize the symptoms of depression and anxiety in our every day lives. Interactive exercises and takeaways demonstrate to audiences how to find their courage and learn excellent life skills to help themselves, request help and offer help to others.
Jeannie Walters, Board Member
Jeannie Walters is the CEO/Founder of Experience Investigators™ by 360Connext, a global Customer Experience consulting firm. She has 20 years of experience helping companies improve loyalty and retention, employee engagement, and overall customer experience.
Jeannie is a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP,) a charter member of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA,) a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association, a Forbes Coaches Council Member, a C-Suite Network Advisor, a LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com instructor, and a TEDx speaker.
Christine Moore, Executive Director
Christy Moore is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) with extensive experience managing associations and meetings throughout the United States. She brings over 35 years of experience to her role as Executive Director of NSA Illinois.
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National Speakers Association Illinois is the recognized community for professional speakers and presenters. Our members have expertise in content, platform excellence and business knowledge. This allows them to connect with audiences on subjects that promote growth potential and inspiration for success.
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