Bill & Nancy Lauterbach

Founding Partners

In 1988 they co-founded FIVE STAR Speakers & Trainers.  Together Bill and Nancy built an industry icon.  They were one of the most successful, non-exclusive speaker bureaus in the country.  FIVE STAR was the only bureau to take Speaker Showcases across the country.  They sold FIVE STAR in 2005 but stayed onboard.  By 2010 both Nancy and Bill had left FIVE STAR.

Widely recognized and respected in the industry, Nancy was voted in as President of the International Association of Speakers Bureaus to an unprecedented two terms.  She received the association’s two highest awards; The John Palmer Award for outstanding contributions to the speakers bureau industry and The Dottie Walters Helping Hands Award for outstanding dedication and support of the bureau industry.

In 2010 Nancy and Bill teamed up again to form a new speakers bureau, RedPropeller,LLC, focusing their experience and talent on providing the very best for a select clientele. In 2018,  they decided to try out retirement and sold the business to the next generation of Lauterbach- Susan and Mark. Nancy is still on board as a RedPropeller advisor and will always be a part of the speaker bureau industry.

Bill and Nancy Lauterbach