Officers Term 2016 – 2017
NSA/GLAC – Officers, Committees, and Involvement
Joel G. Block
Joel is a long-time venture capitalist and Hedge Fund manager who addresses audiences from Silicon Valley venture firms to Wall Street bankers on matters of capital formation and most recently, on Investment CrowdFunding. Twice each year, Joel hosts and headlines the standard-setting Real Estate Syndication and Hedge Fund Symposium program, educating and advising CPAs, attorneys, investment bankers and asset class specialists on organizing and running investment pools. Having organized and invested in over 40 deals, and having advised on hundreds more, Joel is a valuable resource not only to the private securities industry, but to attorneys and courts of law who seek his expert opinion. And though he doesn’t admit often, Joel is also a CPA.
DEBORAH JOHNSON, M.A., international award-winning music artist, author and speaker, helps others get unstuck with mindsets to reinvent their life and reach expansive goals. Up for multiple GRAMMY Awards and spending over 20 years in the entertainment industry, she’s an expert on how to constantly reinvent yourself in a gig-economy. Deborah is the author of Stuck is Not a Four Letter Word and Bad Code and speaks and performs in both live and virtual events.
Immediate Past President
Tod is referred to as America’s Sales and Motivational Expert, and is CEO of The Novak Group. Tod has appeared on national TV and radio. His compelling new book is called “Has Technology Left Us Speechless?” Starting his first business at the age of 9, Tod has a lifetime of “real world” business experience. Tod is Founder and Past President of NSA New Mexico and has been a proud member of the National Speakers Association for over a decade.
Reiner S. Roeske
TreasureFor more than 20 years Reiner has been inspiring audiences with his engaging communication and speaking. From youth-pastor, university instructor, to corporate leader, trainer and coach, Reiner uses personal and professional experiences as a former C.P.A. and current Healthcare Executive to inspire, equip, and empower through corporate keynotes, small group workshops, one-on-one coaching and even preaching.
Special Advisor – Membership Director
is an expert on bridging the gap between technology and business serving business as a consultant, corporate executive, speaker and educator. He speaks and serves clients internationally in U.S., Europe, India and China, and across the industry landscape including Tech, Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment. He teaches MBA programs and executive education at The Wharton School and UCLA’s Anderson School of Business. He is active with NSA GLAC; as past President 2014 term, 2015 Dean of the Speakers Academy, and currently serves as the Director of Membership.