CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®

In February 1977, the National Speakers Association (NSA) established the Council of Peers Award for Excellence Speaker Hall of Fame® to honor professional speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence.

Admission into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame® is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism. Inductees are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process. Each candidate must excel in five categories: message, presentation/delivery, experience, professionalism and collateral material. The award is not based on celebrity status, number of speeches, or amount of income.

To date, 237 men and women have been inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®. Up to five new inductees are named each year at a gala celebration held in conjunction with the NSA National Convention. There are currently 182 living members of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®.

Inductees

1977

Joe Batten, CPAE*
Jay Beecroft, CPAE*
Ty Boyd, CSP, CPAE
Alan Cimberg, CPAE*
Richard DeVos, CPAE
Sam Edwards, CPAE*
John H. Furbay, CPAE*
William H. Gove, CSP, CPAE*
Tennyson Guyer, CPAE*
Tom Haggai, CPAE

 

Roy Hatten, CPAE*
Ira M. Hayes, CPAE*
Christopher J. Hegarty, CPAE*
Fred Herman, CPAE*
Art Holst, CPAE
Tom Hopkins, CPAE
Cecil “Sam” Hunter, CPAE*
Don Hutson, CSP, CPAE
Charles W. Jarvis, CPAE*
Kenneth McFarland, CPAE*

 

Arthur “Red” Motley, CPAE*
James W. Newman, CPAE*
Thom Norman, CPAE*
Ken Olson, CPAE
Nido R. Qubein, CSP, CPAE
Cavett Robert, CSP, CPAE*
Eden Ryl, CPAE
Arthur Secord, CPAE*
Don Thoren, CPAE
Lewis R. Timberlake, CPAE*

 

G. Herbert True, CPAE*
Joel H. Weldon, CPAE
Charley H. Willey, CPAE*
W. Heartsill Wilson, CPAE*
Larry Wilson, CPAE*
Carl Winters, CPAE*
John Wolfe, CPAE*
Dave Yoho, CPAE
Zig Ziglar, CPAE*

1978

Bob Bale, CPAE*
Arnold “Nick” Carter, CSP, CPAE*
Bill McGrane, CPAE*
Norman Vincent Peale, CPAE*
Marilyn VanDebur, CPAE

1979

Ed Foreman, CPAE
Norman K. Rebin, CPAE
Carl G. Stevens, CPAE
Mort Utley, CPAE

1980

James “Doc” Blakely, CSP, CPAE
Charles Cullen, CPAE*
Art G. Linkletter, CPAE*
Earl Nightingale, CPAE*
Dick Semaan, CPAE*
Jim Tunney, CSP, CPAE

1981

Joe Griffith, CPAE
Robert H. Henry, CSP, CPAE*
Jeanne Robertson, CSP, CPAE
(Honorary) Ronald Reagan, CPAE*

1982

John W. Lee, CPAE
Fred H. Pryor, CPAE
Bob Richards, CPAE
Somers H. White, CSP, CPAE

1983

Robert Mayer Evans, CSP, CPAE*
Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE
Charles E. Jones, CPAE*
Og Mandino, CPAE*
Bob Murphey, CPAE*

1984

W. Steven Brown, CPAE
Danny Cox, CSP, CPAE
Dick Gardner, CPAE*
Newt Hielscher, CSP, CPAE*
George L. Morrisey, CSP, CPAE
Naomi R. Rhode, CSP, CPAE

1985

Tony Alessandra, CSP, CPAE
Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE
Dorothy DeBolt, CPAE*
Jim Rohn, CPAE*
Lyman K. Steil, CSP, CPAE
Bill Woodruff, CPAE*

1986

Sheila Murray Bethel, CPAE
Gerald L. Coffee, CSP, CPAE
Layne A. Longfellow, CPAE
Loretta A. Malandro, CPAE
Phillip S. Wexler, CPAE

1987

William T. Brooks, CSP, CPAE*
Florence C. Littauer, CPAE
Philip D. Steffen, CPAE
Floyd Wickman, CSP, CPAE
Thomas J. Winninger, CSP, CPAE

1988

Joseph J. Charbonneau, CSP, CPAE*
Gil Eagles, CSP, CPAE
Rosita Perez, CPAE*
Brian Tracy, CPAE
Al Walker, CSP, CPAE

1989

Les Brown, CPAE
Carl E. Hurley, CPAE
Danielle Kennedy, CPAE
Kurt Kilpatrick, CSP, CPAE
George R. Walther, CSP, CPAE

1990

Ralph F. Archbold, CSP, CPAE*
D. Michael Frank, CSP, CPAE
Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE
Gail Wenos, CSP, CPAE

1991

Kenneth Blanchard, CPAE
Roger Dawson, CSP, CPAE
W Mitchell, CSP, CPAE
Terry L. Paulson, CSP, CPAE

1992

Daniel A. Burrus, CSP, CPAE
Jane Handly, CPAE
Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE
Michael P. McKinley, CSP, CPAE
Hope Mihalap, CPAE

1993

Charles B. Dygert, CSP, CPAE
Bobbie Gee, CSP, CPAE
James F. Hennig, CSP, CPAE
Carl Mays, CSP, CPAE
Chuck Reaves, CSP, CPAE

1994

Patricia Ball, CSP, CPAE
Rita Davenport, CSP, CPAE
Dave Gorden, CPAE
Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE
Grady Jim Robinson, CPAE

1995

Joe Calloway, CSP, CPAE
Liz Curtis Higgs, CPAE
Dale Irvin, CSP, CPAE
Mark H. Sanborn, CSP, CPAE
Pat Vivo, CSP, CPAE*

1996

Roger W. Crawford, II, CPAE
Bert Decker, CPAE
John Patrick Dolan, CSP, CPAE
Scott McKain, CSP, CPAE
Joanne M. Wallace, CPAE

1997

Frank C. Bucaro, CSP, CPAE
Elizabeth Jeffries, CSP, CPAE
Harvey Mackay, CPAE
Jim Pancero, CSP, CPAE
Matt Weinstein, CPAE

1998

Warren Greshes, CPAE
Janet Lapp, CSP, CPAE
Peter Legge, CSP, CPAE
Ray Pelletier, CSP, CPAE*
Charles V. Petty, CSP, CPAE

1999

Emory Austin, CSP, CPAE
Carl A. Hammerschlag, CPAE
Robert “Bob” Pike, CSP, CPAE
Bryan Townsend, CSP, CPAE*
David Yoho, Jr., CSP, CPAE
(Honorary) Colin L. Powell, CPAE

2000

Stephen F. Arterburn, CPAE
Michael A. Aun II, CSP, CPAE
Art E. Berg, CSP, CPAE*
Keith D. Harrell, CSP, CPAE*
Barbara Sanfilippo, CSP, CPAE

2001

John W. Alston, CSP, CPAE*
Karyn L. Buxman, CSP, CPAE
Lisa McInnes-Smith, CSP, CPAE
Alan J. Parisse, CSP, CPAE
C. Richard Weylman, CPAE

2002

George W. Campbell, CSP, CPAE
Lisa A. Ford, CSP, CPAE
Suzie Humphreys, CPAE
Mark Mayfield, CSP, CPAE
Larry Winget, CPAE

2003

Dianna Booher, CSP, CPAE
Ian D. Percy, CPAE
Vince Poscente, CSP, CPAE
Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE
Alan Zimmerman, CSP, CPAE

2004

Eric Chester, CSP, CPAE
Dewitt Jones, CPAE
Kathleen Passanisi, CSP, CPAE
Steve Rizzo, CPAE
Desi Williamson, CPAE

2005

Daniel Clark, CSP, CPAE
LaDonna Gatlin, CSP, CPAE
Willie Jolley, CSP, CPAE
Howard Putnam, CSP, CPAE
Peter Vidmar, CPAE

2006

Marjorie Brody, CSP, CPAE
Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE
Craig Joseph Karges, CSP, CPAE
Phillip Van Hooser, CSP, CPAE
Alan Weiss, CSP, CPAE

2007

Jack Canfield, CSP, CPAE
Robert Danzig, CPAE
Roxanne Emmerich, CSP, CPAE
David McNally, CPAE
Susie Vanderlip, CSP, CPAE
(Honorary) D. John Hammond, CPAE*

2008

Jeff Blackman, CSP, CPAE
Jeffrey Gitomer, CSP, CPAE
Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE
Giovanni Livera, CPAE
LeAnn Thieman, CSP, CPAE
(Honorary) Joe Larson, CSP, CPAE*

2009

Bill Bachrach, CSP, CPAE
Terry Brock, CSP, CPAE
Amanda Gore, CSP, CPAE
Randy Pennington, CSP, CPAE
Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE

2010

Bill Cates, CSP, CPAE
Mary LoVerde, CPAE
Owen Morse, CPAE
J. Charles Plumb, CPAE
Steve Spangler, CSP, CPAE
Jon Wee, CPAE

2011

Barbara Glanz, CSP, CPAE
Chad Hymas, CSP, CPAE
Victoria LaBalme, CPAE
Mike Rayburn, CSP, CPAE
Dan Thurmon, CSP, CPAE

2012

Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE
Sally Hogshead, CPAE
Ross Shafer, CPAE
Peter Sheahan, CSP, CPAE
Terri Sjodin, CSP, CPAE

2013

Randy Gage, CPAE
Jeff Salz, CPAE
Waldo Waldman, CSP, CPAE
Brian Walter, CSP, CPAE
Mikki Williams, CSP, CPAE

2014

Christine Cashen, CSP, CPAE
Ron Culberson, CSP, CPAE
Ken Futch, CSP, CPAE
Scott Halford, CSP, CPAE
Brad Montgomery, CSP, CPAE

2015

Laura Stack, CSP, CPAE
Stephen Shapiro, CSP, CPAE
Jeffrey Hayzlett, CPAE
Simon T. Bailey, CSP, CPAE
Walter Bond, CSP, CPAE

2016

David Glickman, CSP, CPAE
Jane Jenkins Herlong, CSP, CPAE
Jason Hewlett, CSP, CPAE
Linda Larsen, CSP, CPAE
John Sileo, CSP, CPAE

2017

Jolene Brown, CSP, CPAE
Colette Carlson, CSP, CPAE
Connie Dieken, CSP, CPAE
Dave Horsager, CSP, CPAE
Bruce Turkel, CPAE

*Deceased