Past Recipients of the Beverly Babb Award For Extraordinary Service



Liz Weber, CSP

Liz Weber Beverly Babb AwardLiz has served tirelessly on the GSF Board of Directors during her term which started in July 2018.   She is a contributor at every level and an advocate for the GSF, NSA and the profession.  As part of her nomination, it was noted that Liz has made an amazing difference with our Strategic Plan and in how the GSF has organized itself. She has also helped in getting all of the Board members involved.   Thank you Liz and congratulations on an award well deserved – and we know you will continue to contribute to the GSF!


Martin Laschkolnig

Martin Laschkolnig Beverly Babb AwardThe 2019 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.


lindsayadamsLindsay Adams, CSP, HoF, Global Speaking Fellow 

Having completed 11 years of service with the Global Speakers Federation, the 2018 Beverly Babb Award was presented to Lindsay Adams. His support over many years has contributed strongly to the foundational growth of the Federation. He has served as National President of Professional Speakers Australia and also as past GSF President. During the past year, Lindsay has started some good work as chair of a standing committee, and he will continue this work in this coming term too. Thank you, Lindsay, for all you do and have done to support the Federation and our associations.


bob-parker-1Bob Parker, CSP

GSF recognized the contribution made by Bob in helping to create the new Board structure for the Federation. Fondly known as “Bylaw Bob”, he was also instrumental in crafting the Federation’s new Bylaw as well as Policies and Procedures.


paul-ter-wall-awardPaul ter Wal, CSP, FPSA

GSF recognized the contribution made by Paul in helping PSA Belgium become established and eventually break away from PSA Holland. He also acted as a resource/mentor to IP Brazil during their set up stage and into its inception. Paul also travelled to numerous GSF member association conventions this year, to support and be an ambassador of GSF (PSASA, PSA Holland, MAPS).


beverly-babb-awardClaudia Haider

President Lesley Everett recognized the contribution made by Claudia in creating, managing and growing the German Speakers Association (GSA) to the highest standards and levels of respect. During her time with the GSA she contributed on the GSF Executive Council and was a regular attendee at NSA and other GSF member association conventions.


Beverly Babb, CAE

The Beverly Babb Award was created and awarded to Beverly Babb for her service and commitment to the advancement of the Global Speakers Federation.


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