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

 

 

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