Clark Hill West Michigan Attorney Jeffrey Van Winkle Elected to the 2012 National Small Business Association Board Leadership

Dec 9, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Small Business Association (NSBA) last week held their annual meeting where Clark Hill West Michigan Attorney Jeffrey Van Winkle was elected Treasurer for the 2012 leadership year.

“Year after year, NSBA is driven by an amazingly dedicated group of small-business owners and 2012 is no different,” stated NSBA President Todd McCracken. “We have a great deal of work ahead of us in the coming year, and I am confident that our leadership will build upon NSBA’s long and proud dedication to advocating for America’s small-business community.”

“I can’t think of a finer group of small-business owners with whom I’d rather work on key national issues facing our communities and the U.S. economy,” stated Chris Holman, President-Elect of the 2012 NSBA Board. “It will be our job to ensure that, at the end of the day policymakers don’t just talk the talk on small business, but walk the walk.”

The 2012 leadership and trustees will begin their terms on Jan. 1, 2012 and will continue working toward key NSBA priorities including: reducing the national deficit, enhancing small-business access to capital, addressing health care costs, reducing the federal regulatory burden and repealing onerous mandates such as the health insurance tax.

Van Winkle is a member of Clark Hill, active in its Grand Rapids and Chicago offices. He serves as the leader of the Corporate Practice Group and focuses his practice on the representation of businesses and entrepreneurs actively seeking to create or provide exceptional services or products. Van Winkle also directly provides general counsel services, public and nonpublic securities compliance counseling, privacy law guidance and transactional legal services.

Since 1937, NSBA has advocated on behalf of America’s entrepreneurs. A staunchly nonpartisan organization, NSBA reaches more than 150,000 small businesses nationwide and is proud to be the nation’s first small-business advocacy organization. For more information, please visit www.nsba.biz.