President and CEO
Juanita D. Duggan is the President and CEO of NFIB. Duggan has extensive Washington advocacy experience, having led multiple Washington trade associations and also having served in the White House during both the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations.
Previously Duggan served as the president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, the American Forest and Paper Association, and the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America. She was policy director at the lobbying firm Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Shreck; vice president for federal relations for the Philip Morris Companies, Inc., during the extraordinary period of the National Tobacco Settlement; and executive vice president for government affairs and communications for the National Food Processors Association. From 1987-1989, she was initially special assistant to President Reagan for public liaison, domestic policy, and then special assistant to President Reagan and executive secretary, Domestic Policy Council. Duggan was later special assistant to President George H.W. Bush for Cabinet affairs in 1989-1990. She earlier served as a U.S. Senate committee staff member.
Duggan, a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, has served on multiple boards, including The Ripon Society, The Fund for American Studies, The City Club of Washington, the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, and The Bryce Harlow Foundation, which she chaired.