Dawson continues service on national board to support women business owners nationwide.


Washington, D.C. (July 1, 2019)—The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) has re-appointed Susan L. Dawson, of *Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC to the 2019-2020 Board of Directors. The NAWBO National Board continues to be comprised of a strong, diverse subset of women business owners across America. Each member comes from a different perspective but stand behind one mission to help women business owners scale through education and community support while also advocating for policies to keep a vibrant national economy.


“Susan understands the value of strong relationships and building a solid business foundation,” said Jeanette Armbrust, NAWBO National Board Chair. “I am so pleased that Susan will continue to help other women business owners understand the value of building relationships in business and help elevate the women business owner voice on a national scale.”


Susan combines the focus and creativity of an entrepreneur with the pragmatism and technical expertise of a business lawyer. Her 17+ year career representing local, national and international businesses in matters of business structures, acquisitions and divestment, employment law, and commercial real estate transactions have earned her a real-world, inside-out understanding of how the right legal counsel solves problems, removes barriers and protects a business’ interests so companies can get back to doing what they do best.


Susan’s clients appreciate her unparalleled acumen for addressing complex issues and responding quickly to matters of urgency. Whether taking a strategic view of an overall business plan, as she did when she served as temporary in-house counsel for an international client, or focusing on the myriad small details involved in closing a multi million dollar transaction, Susan understands the importance of being both a nimble problem-solver and a thoughtful advisor.

“2020 marks the 45th anniversary of NAWBO, and I am eager to continue the legacy of the women before me, helping propel women business owners into the economies of the future. Being a woman business owner can be isolating, and NAWBO is a community that unites women business owners to work together to accomplish their goals,” said Dawson, NAWBO National Board Member. “I look forward to continuing my service on the National Board and leveraging NAWBO’s strong network of voices and resources to provide women business owners the tools they need to build thriving businesses.”

The 2019-2020 NAWBO Board of Directors will be comprised of: Jeanette Armbrust – Chair; Molly Gimmel – Past Chair; Cristina Morales Heaney – Chair Elect, Karen Bennetts –Secretary/Treasurer, Tanya R. Allen, Lisa Coppola, Lydia Chicles, Susan Dawson, Jacqueline Hayes and Michele Schina.


The new board will be formally introduced to the business community at “Our Time is Now” the NAWBO Women’s Business Conference held October 13-15 in Jacksonville, Florida.






Founded in 1975, NAWBO is the unified voice of America’s more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries.   NAWBO develops programs that help navigate women entrepreneurs through the various stages of their business growth. To learn more, please visit



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