2017-2018 NSA Illinois Officers and Directors
Col. (Ret.) Jill Morgenthaler, 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.
Lynne Franklin, President Elect
After a boy threatened to 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, Vice 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!
Wayne Messmer, CSP, Secretary
While in demand as a motivational and inspirational speaker, Wayne Messmer’s voice remains most associated with the singing of the National Anthem. He has held a professional association with the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Sting Soccer Team and Chicago Wolves Hockey Team (AHL).
Amy Lee Segami, Treasurer
Applying art and science in the business and education environment, Amy Lee Segami is known by Today’s Chicago Woman as one of the “Women Making A Difference.” Crain’s Chicago Business recognized her as one of the region’s finest leaders in the field.
Vickie Austin, Past President
Vickie Austin helps the best get better. She’s a professional speaker as well as a business and career coach whose mission is to “create a world where people do what they love and love what they do.”
Sima Dahl, CSP, Director
Barbara Rozgonyi, Director
Barbara Rozgonyi is a speaker, consultant and founder of CoryWest Media, LLC, a strategic marketing consultancy that attracts attention, builds brands, and connects communities in three dimensions: digital, direct, and dynamic via the WIRED PR works system.
Carl D. Seidman, Director
Carl Seidman is a refreshingly authentic and candid speaker who inspires with contrarian, provocative approaches to business and life. Throughout his management consulting career—working with dysfunctional organizations, ineffective leaders, and misguided approaches to growth and life—Carl learned most problems aren’t solved by cookie-cutter solutions: they require a different way of thinking and execution. Carl is devoted to helping people and business leaders see their circumstances differently and redefine who they are and what they want, while inspiring greater mindfulness, action, and change.
Amy Simatos, Director
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 also international speaker specializing inspirational keynote delivery.
Haydn Shaw, Director
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.
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.
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.
National Speakers Association Illinois is dedicated to advancing the art and value of those who speak professionally. We seek to create a professional and supportive environment where speakers can develop their speaking business, improve their skills, and network with peers who are interested in everyone’s mutual success.