John Foster, COO of Fearless, has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the National Small Business Association (NSBA). He will serve a three-year term.
NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization providing valuable networking between small-business advocates from across the country while ensuring small business a seat at the table as Congress and regulators take up key small-business proposals.
“I am honored to join the NSBA Board of Trustees. This offers a tremendous opportunity for me to advocate for small business growth in the federal contracting space, specifically to elevate the importance of embedding DEI work to unlock small business potential. The Council also does important work to address critical issues facing small business including tax reform, regulatory restraint, and health care costs,” states Foster.
NSBA boasts a membership of 65,000 small businesses in all 50 states representing every industry. According to the NSBA there are nearly 28 million small businesses in the US and small businesses have generated over 65% of the net new jobs since 1995.
Foster joins a diverse group of small-business leaders on the NSBA 2022 Board, led by long-time advocate Michael Stanek, co-owner and CFO of Hunt Imaging in Avon Lake, Ohio.
“While I know there will be challenges ahead for NSBA, I look forward to meeting those challenges head-on, and with the outstanding leadership team on our Board, I am confident we will rise to the occasion,” stated Stanek. “America’s small-business community is resilient and innovative, and I look forward to working with John as we push policymakers to seek and support pro-small-business policies.”
Since its founding as a small, minority-owned business in 2009 and earning certification as a SBA HubZone business in 2010, Fearless has grown to a $60million full-stack digital services firm with nearly 200 employees, of which 38% are BIPOC and 49% are female. Fearless is a leader in digital transformation within government, working with federal agencies including CMS, SBA, GSA, NARA, DIA, NSA, and the Airforce.