Premiere Speakers Bureau acquires National Speakers Bureau

Shawn Hanks: CEO
July 03, 2018

Shawn Hanks


Effective today, National Speakers Bureau, Inc (Chicago, IL) becomes a division of Premiere Speakers Bureau (Nashville, TN). National will continue to schedule events through their brand for the foreseeable future, while all back-end operations are integrated. National agents will remain based in Chicago, while accounting, and marketing will be performed at the Nashville headquarters

(Left to right): Duane Ward, Founder/Chairman of Premiere Speakers; Brian Palmer, CEO of National Speakers; Shawn Hanks, CEO of Premiere Speakers.

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. Our brand and presence will continue to grow and expand for the next several years powered by PSB's technology platforms, staff, and systems.

We are excited to take this next step!

Brian Palmer, CEO 
National Speakers Bureau

It is with great delight that we announce the acquisition of National Speakers Bureau, a venerable and trusted bureau in our industry. NSB has been a valued partner to Premiere for years, 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 towards an exciting new chapter with NSB. Event partners can expect the same high-level of expertise, integrity and market presence built on upon NSB's 46 years in the industry.

Together, we look forward to working with speakers and bureaus under both brands to produce thousands of successful events.


Duane Ward, Founder/Chairman                Shawn Hanks, CEO
Premiere Speakers Bureau                  Premiere Speakers Bureau