Advancing the Speaking Profession Since 1973

NSA: New Orleans

The best keynote speakers and trainers in the New Orleans areas belong to the National Speakers Association of New Orleans, also known as NSA New Orleans.

The goal of NSA New Orleans is to advance the art and business skills of experts who are hired to speak and present at conferences, conventions and corporate events.

This website serves as a resource to meeting planners who wish to hire expert speakers and trainers for conference keynote speeches, conference breakout sessions or training for corporate meetings and for individual companies. It is also a resource for members who are active professional speakers, as well as individuals who aspire to be a professional speaker and earn a living as a speaker who shares his or her expertise with audiences in New Orleans, across the United States and around the world.

These 2021-22 officers are here to serve you:


Valerie M. Grubb


Dr. Lavon Gray

Darienne Mobley

Jack Reiner

VP – Programming
Melanie Weller

VP – Essentials
Greg Barton

VP – Technology
Forrest Lamb

Dean – National Speaker Academy
Dr. Frances Lucas

At-Large Board Members
Dr. Tammy Lewis Wilborn
Bill Ganon

Immediate Past President
Dr. Samuel Jones, CSP