Todd McCracken serves as President of the National Small Business Association (NSBA), directing all activities of the advocacy-oriented association. Mr. McCracken started with the association in 1988, as VP of Government affairs, and became president of NSBA in 1997. 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 is also 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, founded in 1937, is the nation’s oldest small business organization. A native of New Mexico, Mr. McCracken is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with a B.A. in Economics.