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The Global Speakers Federation Welcomes Their New Vice President 2017-18

Written by anijmeh on . Posted in Federation News

The GSF Presidential Leadership Team is delighted to announce that Paul ter Wal, CSP, FPSA, will become the next Vice President 2017-18, on the road to becoming GSF President 2019-20.

Paul has a varied background, first practicing law for 10 years, then moving into consultancy, and eventually starting his own consultancy firm in 1995. Increasingly, he started finding himself on stage telling his own story. This led him to becoming co-founder of PSA Holland in 2006, and serving for two years as their second President.

As well as serving at local level in Holland, Paul served for 8 years at international level as a member of what was then the Federation’s Executive Council, followed by two years on the Executive Committee as Treasurer and Secretary.

Paul makes a point to attend many international conventions. Having chaired 7 conventions for PSA Holland, he became co-chair for the Global Speakers Summit in Amsterdam in 2011.

With previous experience serving with Rotary International for 18 years, and now with the Global Speakers Federation, it’s clear that serving is in his DNA.

After seeing the transition from the IFFPS to the GSF and from Executive Council to the new Board and Steering Committee structure, Paul is excited about the Federation’s future. He feels the new structure will mean more open communication and collaboration, with all association leaders being more actively involved.

Let’s leave the last words here to our new Vice President, Paul ter Wal:

“I’m honoured and proud to be chosen as the next Vice President of the Global Speakers Federation. I’m looking forward to supporting the presidential team as we work to grow the Federation and also help our associations and speakers learn from each other and perform better.”