Obama Announces Intent to Nominate NSBA President to Advisory Committee

February 11, 2011

President Barack Obama announced yesterday 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.”