A personal reflection

I am so honored and excited to serve as NSA Northwest President this year.  Five years ago, I joined NSA and attended a few Northwest chapter meetings as a guest. Every meeting someone would say to me, “One day, you are going to be our Chapter President.”  First, I laughed out loud. Then, I joined the chapter, got involved, met the most inspiring people I have in my life and now here I am…serving as your Chapter President! Our journey has begun and I am looking forward to getting to know new and seasoned professional members, candidates, and guests. Your board has been hard at work developing an amazing line-up of chapter program speakers. The topics were requested by you, for you, to elevate your business. I can’t wait to see this year unfold.



A quick look back to NSA NW’s Annual Meeting

On June 16th, Brian Walter, CSP, CPAE formally inaugurated this year’s NSA NW Board of Directors. Brian also took us behind the curtain and shared how to execute an Extreme Panel Discussion. WOW! It was a day of discovering new ways to engage the audience and the panelists. Brian’s roster of rock-star panelists included:                    Anna Liotta, CSP, Bill Stainton, CSP and Linda Keith, CSP.

Annual awards galore

We took time to celebrate several professional members and candidates.

  • Member of the Year: Earl Bell, as Chapter President, he led the initiative to deliver an all-star chapter experience
  • Max Dixon Eloquence in Speaking Award: Don Crawley, CSP. An annual award honoring Max Dixon’s legacy and recognizing the impact of eloquence in speaking.
  • Chapter Champions 2016-2017: Dr. Patt Schwab, CSP, Ann Amati and Otto Haugland. Highest attendance at chapter meetings

View Don’s acceptance speech:

 A look ahead to what YOU can expect in the coming year….

Presidents Poem

Our theme this year…Back to the Basics of Business:  Refine, Design, Deliver,

The NSA NW Chapter is designed by leaders that are ALL givers!

 The loyal mentors that shape the board…

Are here to serve YOU…to achieve your best business award!

 The guest speakers we have confirmed…are committed to help you score,

Marketing, financial advice, client search and so MUCH MORE!

 Visit our website www.NSAnorthwest.org...to view our upcoming event dates,

Mark your calendar well in advance, to secure your successful business fate.

After Influence we’ll launch a virtual meeting, “Speakers Uncorked” to debrief all the learnings,

Professional Members have been requesting this event…for many years a yearning!

Keeping in step with technological advancements, trends and speaker requests,

A few of our meetings will be virtual presenters…like the amazing Laurie Guest!

Our FUN Committee will be continuing to create social events for all,

We’d love some committee volunteers…to help with tasks of small.

Get involved, you’ll reap the rewards…comradery, professional growth and instant friends,

Not to mention the perks of opportunities and advice…that the pros in the chapter lend!

 To serve as your President 2017-18…I am honored, humbled and thrilled,

Looking forward to our journey together…as the chapter continues to build.

 Special Recognition

The board would like to recognize and thank Past President Earl Bell for his tireless devotion and leadership.  Earl passed the traditional NSA Northwest gold baton to me on behalf of this year’s board.  We all look forward to the coming year and seeing you soon at a chapter event!

Lisa Copeland

President, NSA Northwest Chapter