Flint Business Owner Elected Chairman of NFIB Leadership Council

Date: February 13, 2018

Joe Cozart is president and CEO of Teachout Security Solutions

Contact: Charlie Owens, Michigan State Director, [email protected] Follow Charlie on Twitter @OwensNFIB

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 13, 2018—The state’s leading small-business organization, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), today announced the election of Joe Cozart, president and CEO of Teachout Security Solutions located in Flint, as chairman of the organization’s Leadership Council. Cozart will serve a two-year term on the council.

Founded in 1981, Teachout Security Solutions provides security officers for the health-care industry, industrial, educational, and banking operations. With the company headquarters in Flint, offices are also located in Indianapolis, Saginaw, Lansing, Southfield, Kalamazoo, and Jackson. Teachout currently has just over 500 employees. Joe and his company were recently featured in an article in My City Magazine.

The NFIB Michigan Leadership Council is comprised of small-business owners who provide direct NFIB membership input and counsel into the public policy, programs, and membership development agenda of NFIB. Members of the Leadership Council serve in an advisory capacity on policy as NFIB’s positions on issues are determined by a vote of the members on federal and state ballots – surveys.

Founded in 1943, the mission of NFIB is to promote and protect the right of small-business owners to own, operate, and grow their businesses. The association has more than 10,000 small-business members in Michigan and 325,000 members nationwide. 

“We are excited to have Joe serving on the Leadership Council,” said Charlie Owens, Michigan state director for NFIB. “All of our small-business members will benefit from his leadership and insight as we tackle the difficult issues facing small business in Michigan.”

For more information about NFIB, please visit www.nfib.com and the NFIB/Michigan state page, www.nfib.com/michigan. Follow us on Twitter @NFIB_MI.


Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the National Federation of Independent Business is the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. NFIB’s educational mission is to remind policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses; they have very different challenges in remaining open.

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Incoming Leadership Council Chairman Joe Cozart (left) accepts the gavel from former Chairman Ralph Moore.


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