The Connecticut Chapter of the National Speaker’s Association (NSA-CT) was chartered in 2003. Abby Marks Beale, Susan Keane Baker and Marcie Shepard were driving forces behind the chartering. Abby, with Susan and Marcie’s help, had been running an informal speaker’s group in Connecticut for several years before the members of the group voted to become an affiliated chapter of NSA. Abby served as the chapter’s first president.

Current and Past Presidents NSA-CT

2019/20: Tara Clancy

Breathing Specialist | Speaker | Author


2018/19: Susan O’Malley

Former Emergency Room Doctor | Entrepreneur | Author | Inspiring Leaders and Teams to Greatness


2017/18: Randye Kaye

Pro Voice Talent | Actor | Author | Keynote Speaker and MC | Helping People Share Positive Energy


2016/17: Jean Stratton

Retired from speaking.

2015/16: Dorothy Martin-Neville

Speaker, Author, Strategic Partner/Coach, Consultant


2014/15: Jon Barb

Helping You and Your Team to DO WHAT WORKS™: Get Unstuck and Move Forward Toward Your Most Important Goals.

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2013/14: Dennis Golden

The Prostate Cancer Coach/Two-Time Cancer Survivor

Our Mission: We offer guidance to men and their partners who may be at a loss when faced with challenging decisions that surround the prevention, detection and treatment of prostate diseases.


2012/13: Lisa Lelas

Organizational Leadership/Time Management/Effective Goal Setting/Productivity


2011/12: Gilda Bonanno

Communication Skills/Motivation/Management & Leadership Skills/Presentation Skills/Humor



2010/11: Jeffrey Scott

Jeffrey Scott, MBA, author, coach and Hall-of-Fame Consultant, is the expert in growth and profit maximization in the landscape contracting industry. To learn more visit


2009/10: Carol Mon

Corporate Storyteller | LinkedIn Specialist and Trainer | Networking Author | It’s all About the Story

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2008/09: Wally Hauck



2007/08: Jim Snack

Jim Snack is an award winning Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) who specializes in motivation and engagement.


2006/07: Kevin Carroll

Keynote Speaker/Corporate Trainer/Executive Coach


2005/06: Marcie Shepard

Retired from speaking.

2004/05: Susan Keane Baker

Healthcare speaker specializing in practical ways to enhance patient satisfaction & improve HCAHPS scores


2003/04- Abby Marks Beale

Speed Reading Expert, Author, Speaker, Classical Homeopath