The Cavett Award is the highest honor the membership of National Speakers Association can bestow on a peer. Nominees should be individuals (in terms of sharing, guiding and inspiring other members) that most closely parallel the illustrious career of our founder, Cavett Robert, CSP, CPAE.
A Cavett Award recipient must meet the following requirements:
- Must be an NSA member in good standing for a minimum of five consecutive years.
- Must be an individual whose qualities, in the opinion of the nominator, most closely resemble those specified in the above description of the ideal Cavett recipient.
- Must be a person who really contributes his or her time and talent to NSA without concern for personal gain.
- Cannot have been an NSA paid employee within the past 12 months, or be a supplier of goods or services to NSA.
- Cannot be a current member of NSA’s Board of Directors.
Nomination Deadline: To qualify, all nominations must be submitted no later than Friday, May 15, 2020.
Past Winners of the Cavett Award
|1979 • Cavett Robert, CSP, CPAE*||1999 • Edward Scannell, CSP|
|1980 • Bill Gove, CSP, CPAE*||2000 • Jim Tunney, CSP, CPAE|
|1981 • Dave Yoho, CPAE||2001 • Zig Ziglar, CPAE*|
|1982 • Ty Boyd, CSP, CPAE||2002 • Bob Murphey, CPAE*|
|1983 • Joe Larson, CSP*||2003 • Pat Vivo, CSP, CPAE*|
|1984 • Ira M. Hayes, CPAE*||2004 • Terry Paulson, CSP, CPAE|
|1985 • Nido R. Qubein, CSP, CPAE||2005 • Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE|
|1986 • Don Hutson, CSP, CPAE||2006 • Charles E. Jones, CPAE*|
|1987 • James Blakely, CSP, CPAE||2007 • Mark H. Sanborn, CSP, CPAE|
|1988 • Robert Henry, CSP, CPAE*||2008 • Michael McKinley, CSP, CPAE|
|1989 • Jeanne Robertson, CSP, CPAE||2009 • Louis Heckler, CSP, CPAE|
|1990 • D. Michael Frank, CSP, CPAE||2010 • Jim Rhode, CPAE|
|1991 • Rosita Perez, CPAE*||2011 • W Mitchell, CSP, CPAE|
|1992 • D. John Hammond, CPAE*||2012 • Stephen Tweed, CSP|
|1993 • Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE||2013 • Scott Friedman, CSP|
|1994 • George Morrisey, CSP, CPAE||2014 • Chris Clarke-Epstein, CSP|
|1995 • Thom Winninger, CSP, CPAE||2015 • Gary Rifkin, CSP|
|1996 • Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE||2016 • Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP, CPAE|
|1997 • Naomi Rhode, CSP, CPAE||2017 • Randy Pennington, CSP, CPAE|
|1998 • Al Walker, CSP, CPAE||2018 • Terry Brock, CSP, CPAE|
|2019 • Phillip Van Hooser, MBA, CSP, CPAE|