Rob Harris

The National Small Business Association, the nation’s oldest small business advocacy organization, has recently named Rob Harris of Dualos, LLC as the organization’s newest leadership council advocate.

Harris has been widely recognized for his leadership and has worked in the test and embedded solutions industry for almost 30 years, where he has gained extensive knowledge and experience in helping increase the growth and success of small businesses. Working with the NSBA, he will continue to help small businesses by advocating for them through promoting their interests to policymakers in Washington D.C.

Dualos, LLC, Harris’s most recent project, is a local company Harris started with business partner Nancy Papineau in Tacoma, focused on the selling of measurement, test, simulation, and emulation solutions. Dualos, LLC works globally with some of the largest test and measurement simulation companies.

“Small business is a big category,” Harris said. “It’s important to recognize those that are owned by minorities, by women, by Native Americans. It’s important to bring Congressional attention to these enterprising communities.”

Harris hopes that by joining the NSBA Leadership Council, he can work toward helping other small businesses that are facing hardships, especially regarding issues of tax reform, regulatory restraint, healthcare costs, and the impacts of the Affordable Care Act.

“I am proud to have Rob as part of the Leadership Council,” said NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “He comes to us highly recommended, and I look forward to our coordinated efforts for years to come.”