NFIB Adds Legislative Director to Texas Office

Date: July 08, 2014

(Austin, TX) July 8, 2014 — NFIB/Texas, the state’s largest small business advocacy association, has recently added a new legislative director to its Austin office.

Annie Spilman joins NFIB from her most recent position at the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) as their governmental affairs manager. In that role, she ran the organization’s political action committee, IMPACT, and shared responsibility in lobbying the Texas Legislature on issues important to independent agents in Texas.

She brings 14 years of legislative experience with her to NFIB, having worked in the Texas Legislature for five members of the House of Representatives and for an independent lobby firm in Austin as a legislative consultant.

“Annie has spent the last several legislative sessions working inside the Capitol and as a lobbyist, and her strong communications skills and grasp of the small business agenda will be a tremendous asset to our members,” said NFIB/Texas Executive Director Will Newton.

In addition to her experience as a Capitol staffer and a lobbyist, she has worked on various campaigns across the state.

Spilman is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University. 


The National Federation of Independent Business is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C., and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at  

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