George Cloutier is the co-chairman of Partner America, a partnership between Cloutier’s company and the nation’s mayors. The US Conference of Mayors has twice named him Small Business Advocate and Entrepreneur of the Year. Tulane University named Cloutier Social Entrepreneur of the Year for his work bringing back small business in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He is also the CEO of American Management Services, a consulting firm that specializes in small- and midsize businesses. He has been seen on Fox Business News, ABC’s 20/20, CNBC’s Squawk Box, MSNBC, and Bloomberg Television, most recently as a pundit on the economic crisis.