New NFIB Arizona State Director Named

Date: June 28, 2018

Chad Heinrich brings breadth of experience to job of small-business advocacy

Contact: Chad Heinrich, Arizona State Director, [email protected]
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager, [email protected]

PHOENIX, Ariz., June 28, 2018—The nation’s leading small-business association today announced Chad Heinrich as its new state director for Arizona.

“Chad Heinrich has the experience we were looking for, one who can hit the ground running,” said Daniel Markels, state government relations director for NFIB. “He runs his own public affairs firm, has worked in government, in private industry, and – most important to us – for a sister business association. We have in him someone who knows the ropes and when to pull them.”

Heinrich runs his own public affairs firm, Heinrich LLC, providing lobbying, consulting, and strategic advice. Prior to establishing his own firm, he was vice president of public affairs and economic development for the Greater Phoenix Chamber.

He has worked on projects in partnership with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Arizona Tax Research Association, the East Valley Partnership as well as several other Phoenix-area business groups. For NFIB, he will direct its Arizona lobbying and political programs.

A native of South Dakota, Heinrich served as South Dakota’s deputy secretary of state early in his career and was recognized as one of only 40 promising state leaders in the country through a fellowship with the Council of State Governments. Arizona has been home to Heinrich since 2009. He and his wife Sarah make their home in central Phoenix.

“It’s exciting to join NFIB in its 75th anniversary year,” said Heinrich. “The NFIB is a respected organization at the State Capitol. Legislators know it as the true voice of small business. Small businesses are fuel for the Arizona economy—employing nearly 1 million people—a large portion of the Arizona workforce spanning several industries. It’s an honor to represent these job creators in Arizona government and politics.”

Keep up with the latest on Arizona small-business at or by following NFIB on Twitter @NFIB_AZ


For more than 75 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit

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