NSBA Leadership Kicks off 2014February 26, 2014
On Feb. 21, 2014, the NSBA Board of Trustees held its first meeting of 2014 under the new leadership of Chair Jeff Van Winkle of Clark Hill in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Formally elected in December, Van Winkle helmed his first meeting in Washington, D.C. and welcomed in the new leadership of the organization.
In addition to conducting the normal business of the organization, NSBA heard from the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy’s Director of the Office of Economic Research, Janemarie Mulvey, Ph.D. Mulvey updated the Board on various activities of the Office of Advocacy and discussed recent research on the impact of credit scores on small-business finance.
Joining Van Winkle as part of the 2014 NSBA Executive Committee is: Tim Reynolds, Tribute, Inc. in Hudson, Ohio as NSBA First Vice Chair; Cookie Driscoll, C. Cookie Driscoll, Inc. in Fairfield, Pa. as NSBA Treasurer; Mike Mitternight, Factory Service Agency, Inc. in Metairie, La. as NSBA Secretary; Pedro Alfonso, Dynamic Concepts, Inc. in Washington, D.C. as NSBA Vice Chair for Advocacy; Eric Tolbert, Eric Tolbert & Associates in Cleveland, Ohio as NSBA Vice Chair for Membership; and Cynthia Kay, Cynthia Kay & Co. Media Production in Grand Rapids, Mich. as NSBA Vice Chair for Communications.
NSBA also welcomed a number of new Board of Trustees members: Marilyn Wilson, RE Technology in Arroyo Grande, Calif.; Beverlee McClure, New Mexico Association of Commerce & Industry in Albuquerque, N.M.; Rick Snow, Maine Indoor Karting in Scarborough, Maine; Robert Treiber, Boston Engineering Corp. in Waltham, Mass.; and Susan Walthall, Walthall Enterprises in McLean, Va. Serving as new associate trustees to the NSBA Board for 2014 are members Michael Canty, Alloy Bellows and Precision Welding, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio and Rion Safier, CoreFocal in Beechwood, Ohio.
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