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The National Society of Leadership and Success Appoints Neil Khaund as President & CEO

Neil Khaund Joins THE NSLS At 20th Anniversary To Chart A New Course For The Growing Organization

MIAMI, December 8, 2021: The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is proud to announce Neil Khaund is its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Khaund joins the NSLS as it celebrates its 20th anniversary, bringing his vast experience in international education and corporate growth to lead the organization into the future. His appointment comes as Charles Knippen steps down from the role after more than 14 years of service.

“For 20 years, the NSLS has created opportunities for students of all walks of life to build networks and learn the skills needed to lead communities, businesses, and nonprofits and do their part to make the world a better place,” says NSLS Founder Gary Tuerack. “This approach has helped our students grow into entrepreneurs and leaders of major companies in every industry, as well as expanded our own organization. As the nation’s largest accredited honor society, we are excited for Neil Khaund to join us in our mission to teach our more than 1.5 million members across more than 700 colleges how to positively impact others.”

At the NSLS, Khaund will serve as the brand’s chief ambassador, expressing his and the organization's desire to help students build skills vital to the global economy. This mission will be supported by Khaund’s impressive mix of growth leadership and entrepreneurship, including more than 18 years of experience scaling companies. While CEO of Livius Prep, one of the nation’s leading providers of college preparation programs, he transformed the company from a traditional brick-and-mortar franchise business into a high-growth, online education services provider serving students and schools around the country. He is also the co-founder of Kennedy International Education, which provides online U.S. college certificate programs to B2B customers throughout Latin America.

More information will be released as available.


The NSLS is the nation’s largest leadership society, dedicated to providing a life-changing leadership program that helps students achieve personal growth and career success and empowers them to have a positive impact in their communities. With over 700 chapters, the NSLS currently has more than 1.5 million members nationwide. 

The organization provides support to people in achieving their dreams and betters the world in the process. The NSLS asks the all-important question, “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” and then gives students the tools they need to drive their future forward, establish themselves as leaders among their peers, and build real-world skills that help them excel in the workplace. Keynote speakers have included former US Presidents and industry influencers Matthew McConaughey, Dr. Bernice King, Sheryl Sandberg, Trevor Noah, Neil Patrick Harris, Bill Gates, Robin Roberts, and Mark Cuban, among many others. Visit to learn more.