Humor

Jenny Nolen

Humorist | Trainer

Known as ONE FUNNY LADY, Jenny Nolen has been in the National Spotlight as an entertainer, speaker, and trainer for well over a quarter of a century. She is an absolute must for any group looking to strengthen its team capabilities, overcome issues of Stress and Negativity, and create a new vision for Leadership. Jenny has a knack for keeping people laughing while teaching them important life skills.  Read More…

George Dale

Public Policy  |  Humorist

A senior public policy advisor for a Jackson law firm, George Dale served the state of Mississippi for 32 years as insurance commissioner. As the youngest commissioner in Mississippi history and the longest serving in United States history, George’s leadership enabled the state to navigate the aftermath of eight hurricanes without a collapse or mass exodus of the Mississippi market by insurance carriers. During his tenure he guided the MID to full accreditation by the
National Association of Insurance Commissioners and helped secure a $50 million federal grant to help stabilize the MS Windstorm Underwriting Association. George is listed in the Mississippi State University Insurance Hall of Fame, has an honorary Doctorate of Law from Mississippi College, and is
currently president of the Passé Club, an organization consisting of all former insurance commissioners and directors in the United States.  Read More…

Curt Boudreaux

The author of six books, including The ABC’s of Self-Esteem, Irresistible Leadership, and Never Kiss an Alligator on the Lips, Curt Boudreaux is known as “The Motivation Man”. Since 1989, Curt has inspired people across the country to explore and reach their full potential. Through his writings and presentations, he has empowered thousands to become more productive as individuals and as team members. Honored as a National Distinguished Principal for his excellence in school administration, Curt uses his experience in the field of education to deliver presentations for conferences, organizations, schools and businesses on motivation, leadership, team-building and Cajun humor. A volunteer for the Kairos Prison Ministry, he was also a contributing author for Chicken Soup For The Prisoner’s Soul.  Read More…

Diane Williams

Storyteller, Motivational Speaker

Diane Williams, a New Jersey native who came to Mississippi  by way of Texas, has been called a story-weaver, a keeper of treasured tales, and a collector of phrases. Williams weaves her tales from books, history, myths, legends, and folktales, and many of her stories are original Her newest released  book, Mississippi Folk and the Tales They Tell: Myths, Legends and Bald-Faced Lies, was published by History Press.  A recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s Oracle Award for Regional Leadership and Service, the National Association of Black Storyteller’s Zora Neale Hurston Award, and the Mississippi Humanities Council’s Special Chair’s Award, Diane was a finalist in the National Storytelling Contest, and is a recipient of both a scholarship and research grant from the National Storytelling Network, of which she is a past board chairperson. Read More…

Janie Walters

Corporate Trainer and Motivational Speaker

Janie Walters understands that we can find humor and joy in all of life’s situations and she incorporates those into her presentations and even the content of her hilarious book Blow a Bubble, Not a Gasket . Merging relevant subject matter with entertainment, she knows how to energize and challenge those who attend her keynotes. The owner of Champion Communications, Janie is a full-time motivational speaker, a human communications specialist, and an award-winning educator, with more than 25 years experience at the secondary and college levels. A member of the National Speakers Association, she had made presentations to over 800 national, state, and local conferences.  Read More…