by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 02, 2018
The National Speakers Bureau today becomes a division of the employee-owned Premiere Speakers Bureau of Nashville. "We will continue to use our name, and Don Jenkins and I will now have greater resources to help our customers achieve great results," said Brian Palmer, president and owner of NSB, who will stay on to continue running the NSB division. "Since our founding in 1972, NSB has been honored with long-standing relationships. Our event planner partnerships -- and friends -- can expect the same level of expertise from the NSB now aided by Premiere's technology and staff."
In a joint statement, Premiere's founder and chair, Duane Ward, and CEO Shawn Hanks said, "National Speakers Bureau has been a trusted business partner for many decades, and we are thrilled they are now a part of the Premiere family. As Premiere Speakers Bureau celebrates our 25th anniversary in 2019, we look toward an exciting new chapter. Event partners can expect the same high-level of integrity, expertise and market presence built on upon NSB's 46 years in the industry. NSB brand and presence will continue to grow and expand for the next several years powered by PSB's technology platforms, staff and systems."
Among the headiners offered at Premiere are Virgin founder Richard Branson; first female Thunderbird pilot Nicole Malachowski; Mel Robbins, CEO and co-founder of the Confidence Project, and basketball legend Magic Johnson.