Obama Announces Intent to Nominate NSBA President to Advisory Committee

February 11, 2011


Molly Brogan




Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken to the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations. The Advisory Committee is tasked with providing policy advice on trade matters to the U.S. Trade Representative.

In his announcement, President Obama stated, “I am confident that these outstanding men and women will greatly serve the American people in their new roles and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”

Having served as NSBA president for 13 years, McCracken will continue to helm NSBA throughout his tenure on the Advisory Committee. NSBA and the Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA)—the international trade council of NSBA—is pleased that the administration is placing a priority on making exporting a more viable opportunity for the nation’s millions of small businesses. The appointment of McCracken to the Advisory Committee gives small business a much-needed seat at the table.

“Todd has spent the last two decades working to address the unique challenges small businesses face,” stated Larry Nannis, CPA, NSBA chair and shareholder at Levine, Katz, Nannis + Solomon, P.C. “He has served as an expert witness before Congress countless times and his knowledge and expertise on small-business issues will be a tremendous asset to the Advisory Committee.”

Since 1937, NSBA has advocated on behalf of America’s entrepreneurs. A staunchly nonpartisan organization, NSBA reaches more than 150,000 small businesses nationwide and is proud to be the nation’s first small-business advocacy organization. SBEA is the nation’s only nonprofit association exclusively representing small- and mid-sized U.S. companies in international trade. For more information, please visitwww.nsba.biz.