Staff

NSBA’s staff boasts decades of small-business advocacy expertise, from our long-serving leadership to our knowledgeable, well-connected government affairs team to our passionate membership team—we have who it takes to get the job done.


President - Todd McCracken

Todd McCracken currently serves as president of National Small Business Association (NSBA), directing all activities of the advocacy-oriented association. Mr. McCracken became president of NSBA in 1997. Mr. McCracken started with the association in 1988, previously serving as vice president of government affairs.

Mr. McCracken represents NSBA before the U.S. Congress and myriad other settings. As director of its government affairs arm, Mr. McCracken plays a key role in developing NSBA’s policies on issues and the strategies in implementing them. Since coming to the association, Mr. McCracken has testified before Congress numerous times about issues ranging from fundamental health care reform to tax code restructuring.

Mr. McCracken also is a frequent commentator in the media, having appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and NBC Nightly News as well as in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and myriad other publications.

As a non-partisan organization, NSBA works proactively with elected and administration officials to promote policies that support small business growth and development. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small business organization. It was founded in 1937.

A native of New Mexico, Mr. McCracken is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with a B.A. in Economics.

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Vice President, Administration - Rosa Wright

Rosa Wright joined the National Small Business Association (NSBA) in May of 1989. She currently serves as vice president of administration. In this capacity Rosa is responsible for directing the overall activities of personnel and day-to-day office operations; managing the association’s annual conferences and all other meetings throughout the year; and providing principal support to the President and Board of Trustees.

Rosa is an active member of her community where she manages the tutoring program for First Good Samaritan Church Development Center; volunteers for Christmas in April-Prince George’s County; and also does Wedding Planning.

Rosa holds degrees from Albany Area Business School in Business Management and Strayer Business College in Personnel Management.

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Vice President, Membership Development - Patrick Post

Patrick Post joined the National Small Business Association in May of 1996 as the Vice President of Membership Development. In this capacity he is responsible for the overall marketing and membership function of NSBA and its councils.

Prior to joining NSBA Patrick served as the Grassroots Membership Manager for the United States Chamber of Commerce. In this role he was responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with institutions in designated areas of the country that resulted in an increase political advocacy and membership organizations.

Patrick earned his B.A. in International Affairs and a M.A. in International Economics from George Washington University.

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Vice President, Public Affairs - Molly Brogan Day

Molly Brogan Day is the vice president of public affairs for the National Small Business Association (NSBA) where she oversees all external communications for the organization and serves as the official spokeswoman for NSBA.  Ms. Day served as senior director of government affairs, handling advocacy and public outreach on health care, immigration, workplace issues and employee benefits. She also facilitated the NSBA Political Action Committee, and oversaw 2006 election campaign and endorsement activities.

Prior to NSBA, Ms. Day managed professional networking and education for the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, and ran the small business services department within the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce as well as coordinated training programs for the Denver Small Business Development Center.

Day received a B.A. in Political Science and Education from the University of Northern Colorado.

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Vice President, Government Affairs - Jody Milanese

Jody Milanese is the vice president of government affairs at NSBA. She oversees all advocacy activities of the organization, and has years of expertise in the small-business taxation arena. Jody also heads up all advocacy efforts for the international trade arm of NSBA, the Small Business Exporters Association.

Issues: Exporting | Tax & Budget

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Director of Outreach - Meryl Hickman

Meryl Hickman is the Director of Outreach at NSBA. She oversees the NSBA Leadership Council and NSBA’s network of state, local and regional affiliated small-business groups known as the Council of Regional Executives, or CORE.

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Marketing Manager - Lauren Hausmann

Lauren Hausmann is the Marketing Manager for NSBA. Ms. Hausmann coordinates the inner workings of the membership staff and leads in new marketing initiatives for the organization. She further represents the NSBA at various presentations and events in her role.

Prior to working at NSBA, Ms. Hausmann worked as an attorney for both a non-profit and fortune 500 company. She has previously worked in the U.S. Senate and for leading media outlets.

Ms. Hausmann graduated Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science, minor in Communications from Lehigh University. She was both a Presidential Scholar and Collegiate Dean’s Scholar. Hausmann earned a Juris Doctor degree and is an active member of the Pennsylvania and Florida Bars, respectively.

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Government Affairs Staff Coordinator - Heather Asata

Heather Asata is the government affairs staff coordinator for NSBA. In this capacity Heather supports the policy and advocacy department by setting up Hill meetings, undertaking research projects, record keeping, helping staff NSBA committees and attending coalition and Hill briefings/meetings. She is also responsible for developing, drafting and monitoring content for the website, research and writing articles for the weekly e-newsletter, periodic action alerts as well as other materials and reports in support of the strategic goals of the department. Additionally, Heather participates in the planning and coordination of NSBA’s two key membership events, the Washington Presentation and Small Business Congress.

Prior to NSBA, Heather spent nearly seven years working for the U.S. House of Representatives where she gained experience in research, policy, outreach, casework, correspondence management and overseeing meetings, events, community advisory groups and special projects.

Heather holds a B.S. in Political Science from Bowie State University and a M.P.A in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Baltimore.

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District Manager - Douglas Blackett
Membership Manager - Joel Brookmeyer
Membership Manager - Tom Chase
Membership Manager - Anthony Galante
Membership Manager- Terry Matthews
Membership Manager - Ron Schwartz
Membership Manager - Michael Price
Membership Manager - David Nadler
Membership Manager - Jim Grubb
Staff Assistant - Tonita Bell