Jason Espinoza takes over as NFIB state director, Camille Garcia as grassroots manager
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Contact: Jason Espinoza, State Director, 505-417-4001, [email protected]
Camille Garcia, Grassroots Manager, 512-476-9847, [email protected]
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager, 415-640-5156, [email protected]
SANTA FE, N.M., Jan. 3, 2019—NFIB, New Mexico’s voice of small business, opens 2019 with a new leadership team ready to combat or support legislation coming out of the Roundhouse in Santa Fe that affects the Main Street, mom-and-pop enterprises of the state.
Jason Espinoza is NFIB’s new state director. He will direct NFIB’s lobbying and political efforts in the state and be NFIB’s chief spokesman. Camille Garcia is NFIB’s new grassroots manager. She will work to increase NFIB-member activism in the legislative process and to recruit new small-business owners to the cause.
A native New Mexican, Jason Espinoza most recently served as executive director of the New Mexico Health Care Association. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of the New Mexico Association of Commerce & Industry from 2015 to 2018. He was also the association’s vice president of government affairs in 2014 and 2015. From 2009 to 2014, Espinoza was a field director for Think New Mexico. He holds a master’s degree in political management from the School of Political Management at The George Washington University and two bachelor’s degrees in history and political science from Arizona State University.
Camille Garcia comes to NFIB from State Farm Insurance, where for 13 years she led the grassroots, communications, media, and philanthropic efforts in numerous western states. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from California State University San Bernardino. Among her honors was being named one of the top public relations professionals by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She will lead NFIB’s grassroots efforts in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. She and her husband and their five dogs make their home in the Austin area.
“We’ve had many good small-business advocates serve our association, but we’ve never opened a legislative session with a stronger team than we have right now in Jason Espinoza and Camille Garcia,” said Gary Selvy, NFIB’s executive director of state governmental relations. “Key federal policies have made these the best of times for small businesses. The job we face nationally is to keep states from enacting policies that chip away at small-business gains. Jason Espinoza and Camille Garcia will have their work cut out for them, but I can think of no better-experienced team to meet the challenge.”
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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 nfib.com.
National Federation of Independent Business New Mexico