Minnesota State Director Announces Retirement

Date: September 02, 2021

Mike Hickey Says Goodbye After 37 Years

After more than 37 years of being a tireless advocate for small business, Mike Hickey will be retiring as NFIB State Director in Minnesota.

Mike began his career with NFIB in 1984 and has been the small business advocate for NFIB members and small businesses in Minnesota state government through numerous swings in the political landscape, economic ups and downs, as well as many changes and transformations at NFIB. Through it all, Mike never lost his focus and perseverance as being NFIB’s “voice of small business” in Minnesota.

During his tenure as State Director, Mike implemented and directed the development of the Minnesota state government relations program, including the formation of the Leadership Council, the state political action committee, and directed member endorsements in six governors’ races dating back to the 1990s. He also worked with our Federal Government Relations team over the years and arranged 33 meetings with members of Congress.

Please join us in wishing him the best in his future endeavors as we begin the process of finding the right person to continue his dedicated work in Minnesota.

Congratulations and best wishes Mike!

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