Tennessee, Small Business Association

Contact Information Tennessee

Jim Brown 
NFIB/Tennessee State Director

Jim Brown is the Tennessee state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee’s and the nation’s leading small-business advocacy association. 

Brown assumed his role in 2007 after serving as NFIB Senior Media Manager in 10 states across the South, including Tennessee, since 2004.  His responsibilities as State Director include lobbying on behalf of NFIB/Tennessee’s members, as well as overseeing small-business grassroots activity across Tennessee and serving as NFIB/Tennessee’s media spokesperson.

Before joining NFIB, Jim was the corporate communications director at Gaylord Entertainment and the business editor of The City Paper in Nashville.  Jim served in the U.S. Navy as a Supply Officer on a nuclear cruiser out of Norfolk, Virginia, overseeing four separate divisions. 

Jim is active with the John Kanzius Research Foundation and other causes dedicated to wiping out cancer. He is a board member of Gilda’s Club Nashville, a cancer support group, and has served in various roles with Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee, including as a board member. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in communication in 1987. 

53 Century Boulevard, Suite 250
Nashville, TN 37214

Additional NFIB Contacts

Judy Parsons
Executive Assistant

Sarah Waters
Grassroots Manager

Todd Pack
Senior Media Manager



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