Marilyn Wilson Becomes Trustee of the National Small Business Association

by Victor Lund on January 13, 2014

MarilynWAV Group is excited to announce that founding partner, Marilyn Wilson has joined the Board of Trustees for the National Small Business Association (NSBA).  In its rich, 75-year history, NSBA has made significant strides in advocating for small businesses. From its humble beginnings under founder DeWitt Emery, a small-business owner who aimed simply to make a difference, to today with the broad, national presence as the leading small-business advocacy group, NSBA fights daily for Mr. Emery’s mission to make a difference for America’s small businesses.

“I am excited to join such a dynamic group of trustees who guide the Association in support of legislation to support and nurture the success of small businesses in America,” says Wilson. “The board plays an important role in contributing to the tenor of our Government’s business policies – a place where bold and innovative thinking is needed.”

Ms. Wilson is the owner of two small businesses. WAV Group is one of the leading real estate consulting firms in America, advising many of the nation’s largest real estate brokerages, technology companies and service providers in the industry. Marilyn is also a co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer for RE, the nation’s largest educational portal for real estate professionals teaching them the best ways to leverage technology in their business.

President and CEO, Todd McCracken expects that the National Small Business Association will benefit from Wilson’s deep management, research and consulting experience. “”We are excited to add Marilyn Wilson to NSBA’s national Board of Trustees. Her deep knowledge of the real estate industry-a prime small business sector-will be a tremendous asset to the organization says Todd McCracken, NSBA President and CEO.

Prior to owning two small businesses, Ms. Wilson was the Chief Executive Officer of Surveyor Corporation, the leading provider of web camera software. Prior to Surveyor, Marilyn was SVP Marketing and Product Development and Strategic Planning for Fisher-Price/Mattel Corporation. She is a graduate of Cornell University.

The NSBA agenda for 2014 includes giving small business a voice on nine key congressional topics: Tax and Budget; Health Care and Employee Benefits; Labor and Employment, Regulatory Reform; Environment and Energy; Entrepreneurial Development, Contracting, Exporting (SBEA); and Technology and Innovation (SBTC). More information about NSBA may be found on their website at

Wilson was also recently named one of the Swanepoel Power 200 Most Powerful Leaders recently as well.

About National Small Business Association

The NSBA has been advocating on behalf of America’s small businesses for more than 76 years. A staunchly nonpartisan organization, NSBA’s 65,000 members represent every state and every industry in the U.S.

About WAV Group

WAV Group is a global business advisory practice helping to drive positive change in the areas of market research, strategic planning, product management, marketing, business development, and implementation. The company’s clients include prominent players and start-ups in North America, Europe, and elsewhere in the real estate industry.


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Michael Audet January 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm

What a great choice! All of us that know Marilyn know the creative mind and dynamic personality that Marilyn has and having worked closely with Marilyn for many years as partner and friend I applaud this selection. Way to go Marilyn and way to go NSBA. Marilyn is willing to question the status quo and knows how to ask the tough questions and best of all she will offer ideas for change that make sense…what could be better! Congratulations Marilyn, we wish you much success!


Jack Vahey January 14, 2014 at 12:37 pm

NSBA has just made a great choice. Marilyn will bring such a great deal of knowledge and direction that it will certainly be a huge benefit to the board as well as all small-business owners. I worked with Marilyn when I was President of Mid-Florida Regional MLS, which is now My Florida Regional MLS. She assisted our Board of Directors and most importantly me through very difficult times with strong leadership and a commitment to excellence for us to follow to get us to reach our desired goals. Congratulations Marilyn.


Anne Wilson January 16, 2014 at 6:23 pm

WAY TO GO Marilyn!!! Your list of accomplishments is endless. I know you will do a good job in this new endeavor. I. Am so proud of you. Keep up he good work!!!


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