June 2, 2010
Theresa Beenken, vice-president of National Speakers Bureau (NSB) and Global Speakers Agency (GSA), is the new president of the International Association of Speakers Bureaus (IASB), marking the first time in 20-plus years that a member outside the U.S. has held the position.
“I’m looking forward to leading IASB to become a more engaged association with greater member involvement and improved resources to help members manage their businesses,” says Beenken, whose company supplies speakers to meeting planners organizing events and conferences.
NSB and GSA’s commitment to IASB goes back to NSB president Perry Goldsmith, who was one of the association’s founding members more than two decades ago.
More recently, Beenken was the recipient of IASB’s President’s Award in 2008 and the Above and Beyond Award in 2006 for her outstanding contributions to the association.
In addition, NSB and GSA have earned the Community Service Award on multiple occasions. IASB is based in Tempe, Ariz.
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