WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, announced today the hiring of Jon Thompson as the organization’s new Communications Director.
A veteran of national political campaigns, Thompson brings over 13 years of media relations, communications, and messaging experience to NFIB. He most recently served as Campaign Communications Director for Vice President Mike Pence, and before that as Communications Director for the Republican Governors Association, working on over 100 governors’ races in all 50 states during an eight-year span from 2011-2019. Jon also previously served in roles as the Director of Radio and Television with the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2010 cycle and as Press Assistant at the Republican National Committee during Senator John McCain’s 2008 Presidential campaign.
“Jon’s years of experience at both the federal and state levels make him uniquely qualified to help lead our communications and advocacy efforts for America’s small businesses,” said Adam Temple, NFIB Vice President of Public Affairs. “Jon’s proven track record will be crucial to ensuring Main Street’s issues are clearly communicated in the media.”
“I’m thrilled to join the team at NFIB and help fight to ensure Main Street has a voice in Washington and state capitals across the nation,” said Thompson. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and I look forward to effectively communicating the issues that affect small and independent businesses the most.”