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NFIB/Connecticut State Director
Andrew Markowski has served as Connecticut State Director for NFIB since 2007. He has spent several years lobbying the Connecticut General Assembly and Executive branch agencies on a wide range of small business and other issues. Having represented small contractors, trade associations, municipal interests and private entities, Andy possesses a wealth of government relations, public affairs, and political experience.
Markowski’s advocacy and work on behalf of small businesses includes a past appointment to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Regulatory Fairness Board for Region I (New England), where he served a term as Chairman; and a past appointment as a local Economic Development Commissioner for the Town of Simsbury. He currently serves as an appointee to the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
In addition to his role with NFIB, Markowski is the founding principal of Statehouse Associates, LLC, a government relations firm. Prior to establishing Statehouse Associates, LLC, Markowski was a partner and lobbyist with Gara & Markowski, LLC for several years. Before lobbying in Connecticut, Markowski was a Public Affairs Specialist for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, where he was responsible for all public affairs matters, including government, business and community outreach, policy-level briefings and site visits on Boston’s “Big Dig” Central Artery/Tunnel Project.
Markowski received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Western New England College School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar.
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