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.

David Azevedo

Vice President of Sales

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


Lonnie Smith

Senior Account Executive

I work with our wonderful clients to transform ideas into personal and business results by using PowerSpeaking services and products.

Angela Nelle

Learning Director

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


Vickie Porter

Finance Director

As Finance Director, I ensure our financial health, integrity, and growth as an organization.

Charlene Bumagat

Charlene Bumagat

Program Manager

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

Hayley Galver

Hayley Galver

Marketing Manager

I create, execute, and monitor all digital marketing strategies and plans to support the sales team to ensure alignment, accuracy and ROI across all marketing channels.

Tracee Plaine-Lewis

Logistics Manager

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

Taylor Lewis

Taylor Lewis


I handle program and finance logistics to ensure a smooth end-to-end process for clients and participants.