About Us

Ovation Speakers and Talent was founded by Doug Harris, an internationally-recognized consumer promotions specialist whose speaking engagements have taken him to 26 countries on five continents over the last 30 years. 

From our offices in Houston, Texas, Harris directs the operations of Ovation Speakers and Talent with assistance from Cathy Lerner and Lanny Griffith. We aspire to become the premier purveyor of dynamic business, educational and motivational speakers in the Southwestern United States, to provide assistance to meeting and convention coordinators, special event planners, sales organizations and those who supervise employee training and education. Ovation's talent division also represents professionals for voice over and on camera performances, as well as celebrities for endorsements and personal appearances.