About Us 2016-11-01T13:56:43+00:00

We Produce: the best speakers for your event

Our difference from other speaker bureaus is our innate ability (the sixth sense) to find the RIGHT speaker who will have the greatest impact on your meeting!  We know what it takes to plan a memorable meeting, topping last year’s big hit and staying on top of executives’ wishes while impressing every attendee.  We’ve personally worked there, too, in the corporate and association arenas.

GSI becomes your meeting partner… an extension of your staff.  We believe your meeting is unique and critical, thus, we work strategically to:

  • Stay within your budget providing SAVINGS to your bottom line
  • Make the process of speaker selection and contractual agreements SIMPLE
  • Provide impeccable customer SERVICE while developing a relationship with you

Your meeting matters.  Let us help you develop a stellar one.

“The HRSouthwest Conference has been working with Garrett Speakers for over four years.  They have been instrumental in helping us select the perfect Keynote every year for our conference and attendees.  Betty and Tracey go over and beyond by always being there for us and putting the conference and its needs first before anything else.  Garrett Speakers is the best Speakers Bureau I have ever worked with and hope to work with them for many years to come!!”
Conference Services & Marketing Director, The HRSouthwest Conference

Our Team

Betty E. Garrett

Founder Betty Garrett, CMP, has been active in the meeting industry over four decades. She came to Texas from Louisiana with the burning desire to work for an airline and her dream came true when Braniff International hired her.

Betty was able to transfer her skills from the airline to meeting planning at Young President’s Organization, the business travel department at Mary Kay Cosmetics and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). She developed relationships with the many professional speakers she hired for her programs, so it was a natural progression to start GSI.

Betty is a leader in Meeting Professionals International, having served as chapter president, and was the recipient of the Marion Kershner Memorial Leadership Award by MPI.  The National Speakers Association named her the Partner of the Year, and she has helped many speakers gain momentum on the speaking circuit.

Jimi Willis

Office Manager, Jimi Willis, provides the infrastructure for GSI, plus she’s an independent meeting planner. Her quest for knowledge about technology for the meetings industry keeps GSI functioning well for the 21st Century.