Nicky Gacos Elected to NAMA Board – Congratulations to Nicky Gacos, President of the National Association of Blind Merchants, who was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA).  NAMA is the trade organization that represents the interests of the nation’s vending industry. On July 1st when he assumed office, Gacos became the first blind person to ever serve on the NAMA Board.  His election is a significant step forward and strengthens the position of blind entrepreneurs in the larger vending industry.  The issues that affect the vending industry as a whole also affect Randolph-Sheppard entrepreneurs.  It also puts NABM in better position to educate the larger industry about the needs of our blind entrepreneurs.  While attending the NAMA One Show in Las Vegas in April, Gacos also received special recognition from NAMA when he was presented an award for advocacy.  Gacos is both a national leader in the vending industry and an advocate for blind entrepreneurs and is well deserving of this award.  Congratulations Nicky Gacos.