National Write Your Congressman Awards Randy King The Prestigious Followship Award
Dallas – Nov. 14, 2016 – National Write Your Congressman (NWYC), an organization
that gives small businesses a voice in American government, named its regional
director Randy King as recipient of the 2016 Rodney Mayes Followship Award. The
Rodney Mayes Followship Award was established in 2001 and is given annually to an
NWYC manager who exemplifies leadership and respect among their peers and
The award was first named after George Cates, a longtime NWYC board member, but
re-named in honor of Rodney Mayes, the first recipient of the award.
“The Rodney Mayes Followship Award is given to the team member who advances the
principles of NWYC and helps lead his or her community to actively participate in
government. Randy fits those requirements perfectly,” said Randy Ford president of
NWYC. “Randy consistently educates himself on leadership, works very hard for his
people, and is always in tune with their needs.”
For more than 30 years, King has been a leader within America’s small business and
membership-driven communities. King has authored 11 books on business
development, leadership, successful entrepreneurship and civic advocacy. King joined
NWYC in April 2013 and was promoted to western region manager in January 2016.
“I am honored to receive The Rodney Mayes Followship Award. My passion and
dedication are aimed toward all who are working for a better and stronger ‘We the
People’ movement,” said King. “I'm proud to be a leader among those building that
movement. The NWYC representatives are on the front lines dedicated to preserving a
strong America and encouraging and informing responsible Americans.”
With more than 28 million small businesses in America accounting for 54 percent of all
U.S. sales, small business owner and operators are a strong voice and important part
of the U.S. economy.
NWYC gives small businesses unbiased, nonpartisan information they need to stay on
top of issues most important to them. NWYC informs and connects small businesses
owners to their representatives in Washington and gives them the tools to let their
opinions be heard.
Prior to joining NWYC, King was a senior leader with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
for 15 years and part of the National Training Council with the U.S. Chamber. While
there, he was appointed the National Sr. Director to develop the "Major Metro" project
that is still in place today.
King is co-producer of StoriesofUSA.com, an interactive site for young Americans to
understand the history of American heritage, and has served as a faculty member at
one of the top university-based leadership academies in the country, the U.S. Chamber
of Commerce Institute of Organizational Management.
He holds the Institute for Organization Management designation, which provides
recognition of those who completed the U.S. Chamber’s prestigious Institute. In
addition, King has consulted with the National Federation of Independent Business and
was President/CEO of the tourism-driven Key Largo, FL Chamber of Commerce.
He is on the advisory council to the CEO of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce and
Welcome Home Troops, a non-profit organization that provides transition and
integration support for American Military Service Members, Veterans and their Families.
King is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Institute of