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ARLINGTON, Va. -- One of the nation's premiere small business associations has appointed Dan Gilligan, president of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA), to chair a national task force on fair competition.

The board of directors of the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) recently voted to form a national task force on fair competition and named Gilligan as chairman.

"Small business owners across the U.S. must join together to find a way to combat the increasing incidents of anti-competitive tactics hurting small business," said SBLC Chairman John Rector, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and is a volunteer leader of SBLC. "Dan has advanced the cause of small business in the petroleum marketplace. We want to harness his energy on behalf of all small businesses."

"I am honored to accept this challenge on behalf of the nation's small business community," Gilligan said. "In many instances our nation's laws have failed to protect small business from mega-corporations who do not compete fairly. Our task force will be examining those laws and developing a plan of action for consideration by the SBLC board and ultimately the U.S. Congress."

Gilligan noted the initial focus of the task force would be on the retail sector where mega-retailers will irreparably harm the competitive marketplace if U.S. laws are not changed.