Nanci joins the National Small Business Association's Leadership Council

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Nancy _BIO LargeNanci Appleman-Vassil has accepted an invitation from the National Small Business Association (NSBA) to serve on its Leadership Council where she will advocate for a variety of issues on behalf of small business owners. As a member of both the Health and Human Resources and Economic Development Committees, Appleman-Vassil will draw from her experience as a small business owner and talent development professional to provide input on national policies that would directly affect the future of American small businesses.

“Being a member of NSBA’s Leadership Council is an honor,” said Appleman-Vassil. “Having the opportunity to provide an influential voice at the national level for my colleagues in small business is one I won’t take lightly. I am eager to share our concerns with the two committees I’ve joined.”

About APLS Group

Founded in 2000 by President and CEO Nanci Appleman-Vassil, APLS Group is a leadership, HR and talent development organization that specializes in designing and facilitating programs that enhance employee engagement and maximize retention. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, APLS Group provides personalized strategies that are relevant, engaging, and productive to diverse industries including financial services, healthcare, high tech, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals. APLS Group’s clients benefit from the extensive experience within its network of highly-talented consultants and trainers from around the country. Learn more at

About the NSBA Leadership Council

The NSBA Leadership Council is a select group of small business activists who have a desire to improve America’s small business community by advocating on behalf of small business members with Congress, the Administration, state and local government and the media. NSBA Leadership Council members are a diverse group of business owners who share the common attribute of being leaders in their communities. Learn more at