Capitol Corner

McCrory appointed to SBA's RegFair Board

On Aug. 1, Bruce McCrory, chief operating officer and general manager of NRCA member Kiker Corp., Mobile, Ala., was appointed to a Regulatory Fairness Board (known as RegFair Board) of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). McCrory's three-year appointment is for SBA's Region IV, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

McCrory decided to pursue the appointment several months ago because he was frustrated with his local Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) office. This led McCrory to contact NRCA's Washington, D.C., office, and in our discussions, I suggested he become a candidate for a seat on SBA's RegFair Board for Region IV. McCrory's credentials as a small-business man and volunteer in civic programs, as well as letters of recommendation from Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Rep. Sonny Callahan (R-Ala.) were submitted to SBA in February. McCrory's nomination was approved by the White House, and SBA Administrator Hector Barreto officially notified McCrory about his appointment.

McCrory's first official act as a board member was to attend the Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Boards' Annual Meeting held in Crystal City, Va., Sept. 4-6. Hosted by SBA's National Ombudsman Michael Barrera, the meeting focused on the legislation that provided the creation of RegFair Boards and manner in which the boards function.