2018-2019 NSA Illinois Officers and Directors
Lynne Franklin, 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.
Bill Guertin, President Elect
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!
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.
Amy Simatos, Secretary
Amy Simatos helps entrepreneurs and businesses improve profits with the latest sales methodology and presentation skills strategy from her 2+ decades of Fortune 50 corporate sales, training, and leadership experience. She is an international speaker, specializing in delivering inspirational keynotes. Amy is a #1 Best Selling Author of From Zero to Sales Hero: How to double your sales and income in 90 days. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster and past Speakers Academy Dean.
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.
Colonel (Ret.) Jill Morgenthaler, Past President
Colonel (Ret.) Jill Morgenthaler is a sought-after speaker who captures an audience, informing and motivating in a natural and easy way, making her welcome as a keynote, corporate, motivational or commencement speaker.
Allie Pleiter, Director
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.
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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