National Federation of Independent
Business (NFIB), which represents more than 3,000 small business owners in
Maryland, has named Jessica Cooper as
its new state director in Annapolis.
is a very difficult state for small businesses and Jessica has been working
very closely with our members to amplify their voices,” said Tim Goodrich, NFIB Public Policy Director
for the organization’s North Region.
“Jessica is a perfect fit and she’ll bring a lot of energy and
commitment to the position.”
will take over for outgoing State Director Ellen Valentino, who notified the
organization recently that she would be moving on. Cooper currently serves as a Member Services
Manager for NFIB in several states, including Maryland, where she developed a
strong relationship with NFIB members.
been a wonderful experience getting to know the members and working with them
at the grass roots level,” said Cooper.
“I’m deeply honored to remain in their service and I am going to fight
very hard for their interests in Annapolis.”
is a California native who now lives in Takoma Park, Maryland with her husband,
Rob. She is a graduate of Marquette
University where she studied public relations and political science. She worked previously for the American
Motorcyclist Association as their national grassroots coordinator.
is the country’s leading advocate for small business owners with more than
300,000 members nationwide. It has
offices in Washington, DC and all the state capitals. For more information about NFIB, please log
on to www.nfib.com.