Radio persona, creator and public speaker Willie Jolley lately obtained the Cavett Award, the Nationwide Audio system Affiliation’s highest and most cherished quotation.
Jolley is the primary Black male to win the award.
The Cavett Award, named after NSA founder Cavett Robert, is introduced yearly to at least one member of the affiliation whose accomplishments through the years have mirrored excellent credit score, respect, honor and admiration within the affiliation and the talking career, and whose actions most carefully parallel the illustrious profession of Robert.
Prior winners of the Cavett Award embrace Dr. Nido Quebin, president of Excessive Level College; Jim and Naomi Rhode, founders of Good Observe, one of many largest dental merchandise firms in America; and Mark Sanborn, bestselling creator of “The Fred Issue.”
Famend motivational speaker Les Brown, who attended the NSA awards ceremony, expressed his pleasure with Jolley receiving the award.
“After I heard Willie’s identify referred to as, I used to be so overwhelmed,” Brown stated. “I used to be in tears as a result of he is likely one of the greatest on the earth and really deserves this award.”
Jolley beforehand made historical past as the primary African American president of NSA’s Washington, D.C., chapter, then the primary Black elected to the nationwide board. He was additionally the primary African American to chair the Speaker Corridor of Fame Management Committee.