FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA – Katie Willard, Founder & CEO of The Social Bee Marketing Agency, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Willard, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.
“As a small-business owner, I see daily the importance of being involved and active when it comes to laws and regulation,” stated Willard. “Joining NSBA’s Leadership Council will enable me to take our collective small-business message to the people that need to hear it most: Congress.”
Katie Willard has spent over a decade helping businesses and organizations communicate their brands effectively through content marketing. She has a diverse background working in public and private sectors, leading creative teams, developing and implementing economic development marketing initiatives, and connecting the right people with the right resources. Before launching The Social Bee, Katie was the Deputy Director of Marketing and Communications for the West Virginia Department of Commerce.
Willard joined the NSBA Leadership Council as part of her efforts to tackle the many critical issues facing small business, including tax reform, regulatory restraint, health care costs and how the Affordable Care Act will impact small business. The NSBA Leadership Council is focused on 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 proud to have Katie Willard as part of our Leadership Council,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “ She came to us highly recommended and I look forward to our coordinated efforts for years to come.”
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The Social Bee Marketing Agency is a woman-owned boutique marketing and communications agency dedicated to amplifying West Virginia’s story. They champion the people, places, and spaces that make West Virginia the go-to destination to do business, enjoy a remote-work lifestyle, and experience West Virginia’s unrivaled beauty.