CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame
In August 2020, Dr. Mary C. Kelly
was inducted into the NSA-CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame.
National Speakers Association Inducts Mary Kelly, Ph.D.
into the Speaker Hall of Fame
The National Speakers Association (NSA) inducted Commander Mary Kelly, Ph.D., into the Speaker Hall of Fame in a virtual ceremony in August 2020. Kelly is among an elite group of only 255 professional speakers throughout the world to ever receive this honor. Past recipients include Ronald Reagan, Norman Vincent Peale, Ken Blanchard, Jeanne Robertson, and General Colin Powell.
“Thank you to everyone who is part of this amazing community. I’m honored to be with you tonight, humbled beyond belief by this amazing award, and thrilled to serve this community of people dedicated to changing the world,” Kelly said during the induction ceremony.
In presenting the award, Tim Gard noted that Mary Kelly, “Is someone who handles every situation with grace and humor.”
“Mary Kelly is one of the most creative and motivating speakers I have ever worked with.
Energetic, creative, witty, genuine, and extremely knowledgeable! She’s the BOMB!” declared Michael Paulovich, Project Management Office.
“Mary hit it out of the park with our wine ambassadors. She taught them how to manage their time, be productive leaders, and most importantly, how to create business plans. She understood our business as if she had been working with us for years,” said Melissa Lynch, Boisset Collection.
About the National Speakers Association
The National Speakers Association (NSA) is part of a global network of more than 3,000 members whose skills, expertise, and experience represent the most recognized and respected community of thought leaders in the industry.
Founded in 1973 by Cavett Robert, CSP, CPAE, NSA has comprehensive resources, cutting-edge tools, insightful education, and productive events that speakers need to develop their brands and grow their businesses. NSA members include experts in a variety of industries and disciplines, who reach audiences as speakers, trainers, educators, humorists, motivators, consultants, and authors.
In February 1977, the National Speakers Association established the Council of Peers Award for Excellence© Speaker Hall of Fame to honor professional speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform distinction. Inductees are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process and must excel in seven categories of speaking excellence and professionalism.