NFIB Welcomes New Nevada State Director

Date: January 05, 2023

Tray Abney brings small-business association a wealth of experience in advocacy

Contact: Tray Abney, Nevada State Director, [email protected]
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager, [email protected]

CARSON CITY, Nev., Jan. 5, 2023—The nation’s leading small-business association today announced Tray Abney as its new Nevada state director.

“We were delighted when someone of the caliber of Tray Abney agreed to join our team,” said Greg Biryla, regional director of state government relations for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). “His depth of experience guarantees the voice of small business will be heard loud and clear in the Nevada Legislature.”

Abney is a partner in the Nevada-based government affairs firm of Abney Tauchen Group. Prior to that he served as director of government relations for the Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce for 10 years (2007-2017). From 2003 to 2006, he was legislative director for former Nevada U.S. Rep. Jim Gibbons, whom he later served as chief lobbyist when Gibbons became governor.

In 2003, Abney received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Missouri State University and two years later earned a Master of Arts in Political Management degree from The George Washington University. He and his family make their home in Reno.

“I look forward to carrying on the 80-year educational legacy of NFIB, reminding policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of big businesses and that a one size fits all rule, regulation, or tax can do Main Street enterprises more harm than good,” said Abney.

Keep up with the latest Nevada small-business news at, where this news release can also be found, or by following NFIB on Twitter @NFIB_NV.


For almost 80 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 a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. 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 Nevada
Abney Tauchen Group
Reno, NV
Twitter: @NFIB_NV

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