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The ESOP Association is dedicated to protecting and expanding ESOP benefits, secure in the knowledge that ESOPs can be a force for improving the people, companies, and communities they touch.

The goal is a nationwide team of employee owners who interact continuously with elected officials, showing them that ESOPs improve America’s economy in a way that is fair to all wage earners. 

The New South Chapter is committed to being a part of this nationwide team by promoting the benefits of ESOPs to elected officials at the local, state and federal level. See below for some of our advocacy victories! 

Advocacy News


New South Chapter Member White Electrical visits with Senator Perdue

Katherine Louthan of White Electrical, Jodi Lamb of Big G Express, and Eloise Kisgen of TVS Design met with Lauren Hancock, a legislative correspondent for Georgia Senator David Perdue. They shared with her their individual stories of employee ownership, the personal benefits they find working for an ESOP, and the strength they believe employee ownership brings to our companies. Click here to read the article


Chapter members visit Florida Senator Bill Nelson, May, 2016

Pictured:  Jay Van Heyde, Sharon Karklins, Florida Senator Bill Nelson, David Burdette


Employee Owners at Big G Express receive Employee Ownership Month Proclamation from Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

New South Chapter member, Big G Express, Inc. located in Shelbyville, Tennessee, recently hosted a visit with Congresswoman Diane Black.She expressed her support of ESOPs and her belief in their positive impact on the economy and job creation. Take a look at this video of her visit!