Advocate of the Year
The Lewis A. Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year Award recognizes small-business owners who go above and beyond in advocating for the small-business community. Finalists and winners are announced at NSBA’s annual Washington Presentation in Washington, D.C.
2019 Calvin Mills, Jr. | CMC Technology Solutions and SLT Technology, Inc
2018 Larry Nannis | Lawrence S. Nannis Consultant to Entrepreneurs
2017 David Ickert | Air Tractor, Inc.
2015 Gary Kushner | Kushner & Company
2014 Brian Stein | S&S Intersource
2013 Raymond Arth | Phoenix Products, Inc.
2011 Grafton H. “Cap” Willey, IV | CBIZ Tofias
2010 Michael Mitternight | Factory Service Agency
2009 Thomas C. Pitrone, CFP | The Integrity Group
Named after Vietnam POW-turned small business champion, the resourceful qualities of Mr. Shattuck shape the criteria of our Advocates of the Years:
A demonstrated commitment to small-business advocacy above and beyond policies that specifically impact their own business or industry;
A proven history of volunteer efforts to advance and improve the overall small-business community;
Success in advocating for pro-small business policies; and
Success and growth as a small-business owner.