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 Saturday, May 15, 2020. All nominations received for the 2020 Cavett Award will be automatically included for the 2021 Cavett Award.
Past Winners of the Cavett Award
|1979 • Cavett Robert, CSP, CPAE*||2000 • Jim Tunney, CSP, CPAE|
|1980 • Bill Gove, CSP, CPAE*||2001 • Zig Ziglar, CPAE*|
|1981 • Dave Yoho, CPAE||2002 • Bob Murphey, CPAE*|
|1982 • Ty Boyd, CSP, CPAE||2003 • Pat Vivo, CSP, CPAE*|
|1983 • Joe Larson, CSP*||2004 • Terry Paulson, CSP, CPAE|
|1984 • Ira M. Hayes, CPAE*||2005 • Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE|
|1985 • Nido R. Qubein, CSP, CPAE||2006 • Charles E. Jones, CPAE*|
|1986 • Don Hutson, CSP, CPAE||2007 • Mark H. Sanborn, CSP, CPAE|
|1987 • James Blakely, CSP, CPAE||2008 • Michael McKinley, CSP, CPAE|
|1988 • Robert Henry, CSP, CPAE*||2009 • Louis Heckler, CSP, CPAE|
|1989 • Jeanne Robertson, CSP, CPAE||2010 • Jim Rhode, CPAE|
|1990 • D. Michael Frank, CSP, CPAE||2011 • W Mitchell, CSP, CPAE|
|1991 • Rosita Perez, CPAE*||2012 • Stephen Tweed, CSP|
|1992 • D. John Hammond, CPAE*||2013 • Scott Friedman, CSP|
|1993 • Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE||2014 • Chris Clarke-Epstein, CSP|
|1994 • George Morrisey, CSP, CPAE||2015 • Gary Rifkin, CSP|
|1995 • Thom Winninger, CSP, CPAE||2016 • Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP, CPAE|
|1996 • Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE||2017 • Randy Pennington, CSP, CPAE|
|1997 • Naomi Rhode, CSP, CPAE||2018 • Terry Brock, CSP, CPAE|
|1998 • Al Walker, CSP, CPAE||2019 • Phillip Van Hooser, MBA, CSP, CPAE|
|1999 • Edward Scannell, CSP||2020 • No Cavett Award was given due
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