Archive for July, 2019


Written by GSF Editor on . Posted in Federation News

At the recent Global Speakers Federation Annual Meeting in Denver, GSF President, Elias Kanaris, was pleased to present two awards to these remarkable individuals.

Beverly Babb Award For Extraordinary Service
Martin Laschkolnig

Martin Laschkolnig Beverly Babb Award The Beverly Babb Award recognizes the service of individuals who have contributed strongly to the foundational growth of the Federation and/or member associations.

This award recognizes individuals who have typically served behind the scenes without expectation of recognition or reward – someone who has contributed extraordinarily to the growth, strength and substance of the Federation.

This year’s Beverly Babb Award was given to Martin Laschkolnig, who has just completed 10 years of service with the Federation. A past President of GSA, Martin has been a strong contributor to the GSF, serving as a member of the Steering Committee as well as the Finance Committee

Congratulations, Martin, and many thanks for your huge contribution to the GSF over the years.


President’s Award for Service
Liz Weber, CSP

Liz Weber, CSP, President's AwardEach year, the GSF President has the opportunity to present a special award to someone who made outstanding, visible, and very much appreciated contributions to the Federation during that presidential year.

President Elias Kanaris thanked Liz Weber, CSP for her leadership in enabling the Federation to articulate and define our 3-year strategy. Liz, who is the NSA representative on the GSF Board, an active participant on the Steering Committee and led the Strategy Committee, put a lot of effort to ensuring that the momentum gained in this FY continues to drive initiatives that add value to our members.

Congratulations and thank you, Liz.