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About AWA

The Affiliated Workers Association (AWA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing representation, tools and resources to its members, including more than 20,000 small business owners, independent contractors, and entrepreneurs across the United States.

What Makes Us Unique

While we are proud to offer many resources to our members, everything we can do revolves around one core idea: Empowerment. We work to find the best tools and resources to help each of our members reduce their expenses, learn about issues in the small business space and take control of their financial and wellness decisions so they can work on what really matters: growing their company.

Our Group Buying Power

As an association, we have group buying power as well as direct relationships with industry-leading providers. As a result, members of AWA have access to discounts on consumer and small business resources and services, as well as health solutions like supplemental insured benefits. AWA can help our members grow to greatness.

A Look at the Leadership

Neil Peterson


Neil Peterson has worked extensively for 30 years in strategic direction and product development for innovative products in defense and technology.

Joey Ray


Joey Ray is an accomplished Certified Public Accountant, with over 16 years of experience. He also is a successful business owner.

Leslie Patterson Moore

Vice President

Leslie Patterson Moore has practiced law for 14 years, including serving as counsel for MADD. She is the General Counsel for the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Our Strategic Partnerships Make Us Stronger

Using this partnership, AWA assists its members in their business growth by providing information on relevant topics such as government, health care reform, clean energy, and business issues. Additionally, AWA provides its members with the opportunity to advocate on issues that may affect their small businesses.

Members can also engage in monthly conference calls hosted by the Chamber Chatter program, where they can speak with government representatives about current small business concerns. These conversations provide an opportunity for members to receive answers to their concerns and express their opinions on the issue under discussion.

Current articles on SBM are featured in AWA newsletters and information on future events and how to register for webinars and monthly conference calls.

With the help of Premier Health Solutions, LLC., AWA is able to provide benefits administration for its members, including support for small business and consumer benefits as well as health insurance and wellness programs.

AWA’s ongoing commitment to providing the best membership benefits to its members, coupled with Premier Health Solutions’ industry expertise as a third-party administrator and general managing agency, brings unrivaled experience in researching and supporting high-quality benefits and services to the organization.

Premier Health Solutions has been dedicated to making health care more accessible to everyone since 2012. The company markets and administers insurance products and benefits from well-known carriers and providers, including major medical and supplementary insurance plans.


Do you have additional questions about who Affiliated Workers Association is and what we can do for our members? Keep reading for the answers you need.