NSBA Elects Tim Reynolds of Ohio 2015 ChairJanuary 13, 2015
NSBA has elected its 2015 leadership, led by Mr. Timothy Reynolds, president of Tribute, Inc. in Hudson, Ohio. Taking over the helm at NSBA for the 2015 year, Reynolds has been outspoken about the importance of a nonpartisan, small-business focused organization speaking out for small businesses in Washington, D.C. – something NSBA has been doing for more than 75 years.
“Throughout his various volunteer posts here at NSBA, Tim’s has been a voice of pragmatism and unswerving commitment to small businesses,” stated NSBA President Todd McCracken. “He has testified before Congress on the need for tax reform and has been a tireless advocate on small-business issues throughout all levels of government.”
Joining Reynolds on the leadership team for NSBA is: Cookie Driscoll of C. Cookie Driscoll Inc. in Gettysburg, Pa., who will serve as first vice chair; Mike Mitternight of Factory Service Agency, Inc. in New Orleans, La., who will serve as secretary, Pedro Alfonso of Dynamic Concepts, Inc. in Washington, D.C., who will serve as treasurer; Cynthia Kay of Cynthia Kay & Co. Media Production in Grand Rapids, Mi., who will serve as vice chair for advocacy; Eric Tolbert of Eric Tolbert & Associates in Cleveland, Ohio, who will serve as vice chair for communications; Marc Amato of Walco in Providence, R.I., who will serve as vice chair for membership and Jeff Van Winkle of Clark Hill in Grand Rapids, Mi. who is now the immediate past chair.
In addition to leading the organization throughout the year on its many key issue imperatives, the leadership team at NSBA is focusing its energy toward the upcoming Small Business Congress which will be held on Feb. 19-20 in Phoenix, Arizona where members will network, hear from business and policy experts and craft the organization’s priorities for the coming two years.
With more than 20 years under his belt as a small-business owner of Tribute, Inc., Reynolds brings to the table his first-hand knowledge as a small-business owner as well as 15 years in corporate America. These two very different experiences have helped inform Tim’s active policy work as he has talked time and again about the differences between big and small-business issues, and the need to maintain a unique focus on the issues facing America’s small businesses.
Reynolds is a former chair of the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) in Cleveland—one of NSBA’s regional affiliates—and currently serves on the board and executive committee of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. Not only does he run a small-business, he works with countless other small firms across the U.S. and Canada through his company’s TrulinX, an enterprise resource planning software which enables his clients to manage their sales, purchasing, inventory, receivables, payables and financial statements.
“I am proud to serve as Chair for NSBA, a group I’ve spent several years working with to promote a strong and vibrant small-business community,” stated Reynolds. “As an organization, we understand the importance of bipartisanship and compromise and I look forward to carrying that message forward throughout my chairmanship.”
NSBA is proud to welcome Tim Reynolds as the 2015 Chair and looks forward to an active and engaged year with its new leadership team.