Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Todd McCracken to Trade Advisory Committee
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate Todd McCracken, president of NSBA, 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.
As the international trade arm of NSBA, the Small Business Exporters Association has a history of its leaders participating on the Advisory Committee. In past years, former SBEA President James Morrison served on the committee.
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 SBEA are 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.”