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President and CEO of Integrated Logistical Support, Inc., Iam Tucker, Selected as the SBA's National Small Business Person of the Year

WASHINGTON (4/29/2024) – Today, Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s more than 33 million small businesses, named Iam C. Tucker of Integrated Logistical Support, Inc. (ILSI) in Louisiana as the National Small Business Person of the Year for 2024 at the National Small Business Week (NSBW) awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

This prestigious award, which recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate exceptional leadership and create sustainable, thriving businesses in their communities, has been a cornerstone of the SBA’s annual NSBW celebrations for more than 60 years. During NSBW 2024, the SBA is honoring business owners, lending partners, and advocates who power our nation’s economy as we build on the Small Business Boom the country is experiencing under the Biden-Harris Administration.

“The SBA is proud to recognize 2024 National Small Business Person of the Year Iam C. Tucker, who exemplifies the grit, ingenuity, and determination that define our nation’s entrepreneurs,” said Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman. “As a second-generation owner of ILSI, Iam has overseen tremendous business growth over the last 15 years in the engineering field while demonstrating the value of hard work and resourcefulness in ensuring continued resilience. I am honored that the SBA has been a part of her successful and ongoing journey.”

Iam C. Tucker is the President & CEO of Integrated Logistical Support, Inc. (ILSI), a civil engineering firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. ILSI Engineering provides services in the civil engineering field, specializing in sewer, water, street, and drainage design projects.

As a second-generation owner of ILSI for over 15 years, Ms. Tucker has grown the company from 9 employees to 50 employees, with a revenue of over $2.7 million. Under her leadership, ILSI has received more than 100 contract awards across various state, local, and federal agencies.

Ms. Tucker is a graduate of the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program for government contractors and has leveraged financial assistance available through SBA loan programs. Under her leadership, ILSI Engineering continues to expand its capabilities and clientele both locally and nationally.

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