Nido Qubein
Founding Faculty

Would you respect a man who came to the United States as a teenager with no knowledge of English, no contacts, and only $50 in his pocket, yet ended up a multimillionaire? Would you listen to what he has to say about success?

Meet Nido Qubein, Chairman of an international consulting firm and recipient of the highest awards given to professional speakers, including the Cavett Award (known as the Oscar of professional speaking) and the Speakers Hall of Fame. He served as president of the National Speakers Association, which has a membership of 4,000 professionals. He has been the recipient of many honors including the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, a Doctorate of Laws degree, and induction into Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for business leadership.

Nido's business savvy led him to help start a bank in 1986 and today he serves on the board of a Fortune 500 financial corporation with $42 billion in assets, 12,000 employees and over 650 offices in seven states. He serves on the boards of 17 universities, companies, and community organizations, including all three of his alma maters.

Nido has written numerous books and recorded scores of audio and video learning programs including a bestseller on effective communication published by Nightingale-Conant and Berkley.

He is an active speaker and consultant addressing more than 100 business and professional groups around the world each year. He doesn't just talk business, he lives it. He is an entrepreneur with active interests in real estate, advertising, and banking.

His foundation provides scholarships to 40 deserving young people each year. To-date the Qubein Foundation has granted more than 400 scholarships, worth over a million dollars. Money magazine claims, "Qubein puts on a memorable program, gliding from one anecdote to another.

Nearly 70 percent of his business comes from companies that have utilized him before. His client list is a 'who's who' of blue chip corporations." Business Life magazine says, "He coupled his charismatic style and positive nature with his acquired knowledge of human relations and communication...and built a multi-million dollar, multifaceted consulting enterprise -- proving the American dream is still alive and well."

International

-- Consultant, Euronet, Ltd., Munsbach, Luxembourg

-- Consultant, New Image International, Auckland, New Zealand

-- Consultant, INA Corporation, Ontario, Canada

-- Chairman and CEO, Creative Services, Inc.

National

-- Chairman, National Speakers Association Foundation, Phoenix, AZ

-- Director, BB&T Corporation, Winston-Salem, NC

-- Trustee, American Humanics Foundation, Kansas City, MO

-- Member, Speakers Roundtable, Memphis, TN

-- Founder, the Qubein Associates Scholarship Fund (300 plus grants awarded) North Carolina

-- Board member, Triad International Airport Authority

-- Trustee, Mount Olive College

-- Trustee, High Point University

-- Partner, McNeill Lehman Public Relations Firm

-- Member, Advisory Board, Center for Organizational Leadership

-- Member, Advisory Board, Bryan School of Business and Economics

High Point Area (current)

-- Vice Chairman, High Point Community Foundation

-- Member, Advisory Board, BB&T

-- Director, GTCC Foundation

-- Member, Executive Committee, High Point Partners

-- Member, High Point First Committee

-- Member, High Point Rotary Club

-- Member, Advisory Council, Urban Ministries

-- Board of Trustees, Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church

-- Director, Salvation Army Endowment Board

-- Columnis, Triad Business Journal

-- Trustee, Metro YMCA

Awards

-- Master of Influence, National Speakers Association

-- Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor

-- Citizen of the Year, High Point, North Carolina

-- Distinguished Citizen Award, Chamber of Commerce

-- Only alumnus to receive Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Laws), Mount Olive College

-- Recipient, SME International Speakers Hall of Fame

-- Recipient, Piedmont Entrepreneurs Roundtable

-- The Cavett (Oscar of the speaking profession)

-- Recipient, Piedmont Entrepreneurs Roundtable

-- NSA Speakers Hall of Fame (CPAE)

-- Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)

-- Triad Rotary Community Award

-- UNCG National Honor Society for Business

-- Distinguished Alumnus, High Point University

-- Distinguished Alumnus, Mount Olive College

-- Award of Distinction, Achievers USA

-- Free Enterprise Award, Amway International

-- Award for Distinguished Service, National Speakers Association

-- Campaign Cabinet Award, The United Way

-- Small Business Person of the Year, Chamber of Commerce

Past Service

-- Chairman, Economic Development Corporation

-- Chairman, Chamber of Commerce

-- Chairman, The United Way Campaign

-- Chairman, High Point University National Alumni Committee

-- Director, Convention and Visitors Bureau

-- Trustee, High Point Regional Hospital

-- Honorary Chairman, High Point March of Dimes

-- Co-Chairman, Carl Chavis Capital Campaign

-- Campaign Chairman, Camp Cheerio Millis Lodge

-- President and Chairman, National Speakers Association

-- Director, Harvard University's Institute for Social Policy

-- Chairman, YMCA Heritage Club

-- Chairman, Metropolitan YMCA Board

-- Chairman, Wesley Memorial Stewardship Campaign

-- Chairman, Community Division, High Point Chamber of Commerce

-- Director, Board of Visitors, High Point University

-- Director, Presidential Board, Campbell University

-- Trustee, Westchester Academy

-- Director, Maryfield Nursing Home Advisory Board

-- Founding Director, American Bank & Trust Company

-- Chairman, American Cancer Society Fund

-- Chairman, Alumni Giving, High Point University

-- Chairman, Dining Hall Capital Campaign, Mount Olive College

-- Member, Executive Committee, High Point Chamber of Commerce

-- Director, High Point Boys and Girls Clubs

-- Chairman, United Way's Chairman's Society, High Point