NSA announced our new CEO Mary Lue Peck on Dec. 2, who the board selected by unanimous decision. Mary Lue will begin her first day on Jan. 2, 2018. Winter Conference 2018: The Future of Speaking attendees will get a chance to meet her, but you don't have to wait until then to learn more about her!
NSA: What are you looking forward to the most working with NSA?
Mary Lue Peck: I’m looking forward to getting to know the membership and the staff and immerse myself into the community. I want to be able to deliver value for members and attract and engage more Millennials and Generation Z young professionals. I can’t wait to start meeting members at Winter Conference!
NSA: Tell us about your background. Where are you working now and what do you do there?
MLP: I’m the Chief Content & Engagement Officer at Institute for Supply Management, an association for people in purchasing and supply management. I’m responsible for all products – including our Report On Business, Certification, Training, Conferences & Publications, from ideation to development to go to market.
NSA: What are some of your biggest accomplishments at ISM?
MLP: For the past five years, I’ve been deeply involved in taking the organization through a pivotal shift to transform the culture. Through these efforts, we have:
- Launched new offerings to add value for our members, such as a corporate membership program, competency model and programs to engage Millennials.
- Reinvigorated and repositioned our current offerings to ensure alignment with our members and their needs, including certification, conferences and online learning.
- Accelerated profitability with a focus on operational excellence to free up funds to invest in our people, technology and offerings.
NSA: What are you bringing to the NSA Team?
MLP: My goals are to get to know our members, grow and diversify revenue streams with focused products and a strategic marketing approach, accelerate profitability through operational excellence and increase engagement with our members.
NSA: Is there anything you would like to say to the members right now?
MLP: I’m really excited and enthusiastic about what NSA does and I’m honored to be leading the association. At its core, NSA helps its members do what they love for a living: to educate and inspire others. The ripple effect of NSA’s members is awe-inspiring. Our members are out there changing the world and inspiring the next big innovators. Being part of this movement—whether a member, staff member, volunteer—is something to take pride in.
NSA: What’s one thing members may be surprised to learn about you?
MLP: I have an unhealthy love of Pixar movies. My favorite is…well, who could pick a favorite, they’re all great!
Are you looking to learn more about Mary Lue? Check out the January issue of Speaker Magazine to read more. You can hear about the hiring process in this video from NSA President Brian Walter, CSP, CPAE.