Mark Grant has been named Illinois state director of the National Federation of Independent Business. He has been the assistant state director since 2004.
NFIB is the nation’s leading small-business association with over 11,000 dues-paying members in Illinois.
“Mark has done an outstanding job engaging with our members and working on their behalf,” said Gary Selvy, NFIB South Region Public Policy Manager. “Mark has a deep understanding of state government and Illinois politics, and he’ll be a strong advocate for small business.”
Grant, who earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, previously worked with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, where he held various positions in business development and managed the First Stop Business Information Center.
He serves on the advisory board of the Illinois Small Business Development Center and chairs the Illinois Small Business Environmental Assistance Program’s compliance advisory panel.