NFIB Announces Addition of National Media Communications Director & Promotion

Date: July 09, 2018

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Communications veteran Adam Temple to lead Media efforts; Stephanie Fontenot Marrs promoted to Senior Media Manager

Washington, D.C. (July 9, 2018)NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, announced today the hiring of Adam Temple as National Media Communications Director as well as the promotion of Stephanie Fontenot Marrs to Senior Media Manager.

Temple brings to NFIB more than 15 years of media and communications experience serving in key roles on presidential and congressional campaigns, Capitol Hill, and in the private sector. Most recently, he was Vice President of Public Affairs at JDA Frontline where he worked with trade associations on issues including healthcare, tax reform, and transportation. Temple also served as South Carolina Press Secretary during Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, as Press Secretary in the Office of Senator Jim DeMint, and at the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2002 and 2004 cycles.

“Adam has experience in playing crucial roles in some of the nation’s most hotly contested debates and we are excited to bring him on board,” said Catherine Michael, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs. “As NFIB continues to be the voice of Main Street, Adam will lead our efforts to communicate effectively through the media and ensure they understand the issues that affect small and independent businesses most.”

Marrs joined NFIB in March 2017 as NFIB’s Social Media Marketing Manager following nearly a decade of service in Washington, D.C. for policy and political professionals, and as professional staff in the United States Congress. Prior to NFIB, Marrs was Communications Liaison for U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, then-Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) for the 58th Presidential Inauguration. In addition to JCCIC, Marrs served as a member of Senator Blunt’s communications team in the United States Senate for three years and as a staffer to U.S. Representative Steve Womack (AR-03).  

“Stephanie has proven, in a very short timeframe, the ability to serve NFIB and our members during a number of significant milestones, including NFIB’s efforts in support of Justice Neil Gorsuch, the tax reform debate, and during NFIB’s 75th anniversary,” Michael said.

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