(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
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
“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
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 www.NFIB.com/newsroom.