Management & Staff

Our passion is helping people achieve their goals. The PowerSpeaking, Inc. team designs programs that satisfy immediate client needs and nurtures long-term relationships: with a Fortune 500 company, a tiny startup, or something in-between.

PowerSpeaking has created an energizing environment for expressing ideas, creating community, and sustaining connections. Our staff is here to serve your every need.

Mary McGlynn

Mary McGlynn


I am holder of the flame for the community: thriving participants; satisfied clients; brilliant trainers; motivated, passionate staff.

Gary Hermansen

Gary Hermansen

CEO & Vice President of Sales and Marketing

I am all about relationships, success and exceeding expectations.

Carrie Beckstrom

Chief Learning Officer

I pair expert facilitators with first-rate learning solutions designed to provide transformational, high impact experiences for our clients and their employees.

Moira Kavanaugh

Moira Kavanaugh

Vice President Sales

With over 30 years at PowerSpeaking, Inc. in management and sales, I bring my true passion of establishing a loyal, strong client base because of our trainers, programs and company track record of success.

David Azevedo

Senior Director of Sales

I get a thrill from working with clients to address a team’s presentation and communication needs.

Angela Nelle

Learning Manager

I upgrade, update, and maintain program content and curriculum.

Charlene Bumagat

Charlene Bumagat

Sales and Customer Operations Program Manager

I work closely with our internal team and clients to manage program bookings and ad hoc projects.

Christine Gabriele

Christine Gabriele

Program Manager

I manage all programs, which includes booking travel, researching hotels, and taking care of the sales contracts.

Tracee Plaine-Lewis

Logistics Manager

Just like Disneyland, I create the magic behind the scenes.