Washington, DC (July 6, 2023) – JSPG CEO Adriana Bankston was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. In addition to her role with JSPG, Bankston is Founder & CEO of Bankston Policy Consulting, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. that empowers students and early career researchers to impact policy at all levels of government.
NSBA is the nation’s oldest small business advocacy organization, and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. As a recognized leader in science policy and advocacy, and more recently among the small business community, Bankston joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other advocates from across the country to promote the interests of small businesses to policymakers in Washington, D.C.
The NSBA Leadership Council engages with Congress, the administration, state and local government and the media, and provides valuable networking opportunities. “I look forward to showcasing the role that small businesses play in fostering future scientific and technological innovations driven by the next generation and building a robust workforce to help maintain our nation’s economic growth and competitiveness,” said Bankston.
Bankston joined the NSBA Leadership Council as part of her efforts to tackle critical issues facing small businesses. These include the need for improving workforce access, training and skills development, addressing the labor shortage and reforming the U.S. immigration system to enable small businesses nationwide to continue innovating across sectors.
“I am proud to have Adriana Bankston as part of our Leadership Council,” NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken said. “She came to us highly recommended and I look forward to our coordinated efforts for years to come.”
Bankston Policy Consulting provides a variety of services to stakeholders and individuals invested in and working towards building the next generation STEM workforce through policy change across a number of industries within the science, technology and innovation ecosystem. Click here to learn more about the firm.
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