Meet our Board Members

We are a team of dedicated speaking professionals, ready to do whatever it takes to make our New York City chapter successful

Ben Wolff

Ben Wolff

Chapter President

As President, Ben is the senior volunteer leader of NSA NYC and serves at the order of the Board and the membership. He has general supervision of all business and affairs of NSA NYC and gives direction to the formulation and achievement of the NSA- NYC philosophy, mission, strategy, and goals. The President serves as the primary spokesperson for NSA NYC.

Nancy Lynn

Nancy Lynn

President Elect

As President Elect, Nancy oversees special projects determined by the President. She also works closely with the Immediate Past President on the board nominating committee to ensure a fair and efficient transition to the next leadership team.

Tami Evans

Tami Evans

Immediate Past President

As Immediate Past President, Tami serves as direct support and council to the President. She also works directly with the Incoming President to advise and prepare her to serve as the 2017-2018 President. Additionally Tami is the Chair of the Nominating Committee tasked with identifying the future leaders of the chapter.

Sylvie di Giusto

Sylvie di Giusto

Vice President & Director of Programing

As Vice President & Director of Programming, Sylvie’s primary responsibility is to provide high quality speakers at our monthly chapter meetings. This includes helping to identify, invite and schedule all incoming speakers. Sylvie is the main contact for each speaker and handles all the details.

John Garrett

John Garrett

Treasurer

As the treasurer John takes care of any record keeping and treasury business. He is responsible for the annual budget, monthly reporting to the board, IRS documentation, and arrangement of payments for expenses.

Renee Rosenberg

Renee Rosenberg

Secretary

As Secretary of the chapter, Pauline captures and disseminates the notes at the board meetings, the initiatives approved by the board, and keeps the chapter’s policy documents up-to-date.

Jay Townsend

Jay Townsend

Director of Membership

Jay is the first point of contact for those who are interested in becoming active at the NSA NYC chapter. He helps guests and new members make valuable connections, and assists those who wish to apply for national membership.

Dr. Bruce Weinstein

Dr. Bruce Weinstein

Director Marketing & Communications

Bruce ensures that members are apprised of upcoming events through email, social media, and the chapter‘s website. He also creates visibility and buzz about the chapter’s activities for potential members and other NSA chapters. Communications is ultimately about building community, and all of Bruce’s efforts are directed toward promoting, enhancing, and deepening the sense of community that is one of the primary benefits of being a member of NSA NYC.

Marcia Berry

Marcia Berry

Director of Registration

As Director of Registration, Marcia’s role is to give you seamless access to all NSA NYC’s fabulous events designed to help you become a more polished and profitable speaker.

Casey Carpenter

Casey Carpenter

Dean of Speaker University

As co-Deans of Speaker University, Casey and John guide new and emerging speakers to NSA NYC chapter engagement, NSA national membership, and a successful speaking career and business.

John D. Lin

John D. Lin

Co-Dean of Speaker University

As co-Deans of Speaker University, John and Casey guide new and emerging speakers to NSA NYC chapter engagement, NSA national membership, and a successful speaking career and business.

Jess Todtfeld

Jess Todtfeld

Director CSP/CPAE Programming

The sole purpose of this role is to support these members of achievement with special member benefits, education, collaboration and masterminding. Want to become a CSP? Our chapter has the highest level of support to get you started and on the road to accreditation.

Jayne Latz

Jayne Latz

Director of Working Sessions

Jayne’s primary responsibility is to arrange the speakers and presenters for Working Sessions—meetings that offer our professional members an intensive hands-on workshop on specific skills important to their business.

Cathy Dolan Schweitzer

Cathy Dolan Schweitzer

Director Salon Series

As the director of the Salon Series, Cathy’s responsibility is to provide opportunities for our chapter members to share and support each other. To speak more by making sure we get to hear more. This includes helping to randomly pick (5) speakers for each event, fast paced mentoring, scheduling, and co-moderating each event with Jeanne Stafford.

Adrianna McFadden

Adrianna McFadden

Administrative Assistant

Though not a volunteer, Adrianna is a key member of our NSA NYC team. In consultation with the Communications Chair, she coordinates and manages our outgoing communications, keeps the website in tip-top shape, and serves as the point person for inquiries about the chapter.