President and CEO, NFIB
Brad Close is President of NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization. As NFIB’s chief executive officer, Brad focuses on advancing NFIB’s advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. and through the organization’s unmatched 50-state network and grassroots operation.
Prior to being named President in 2020, Brad served in leadership positions with NFIB for more than 18 years. As NFIB Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Brad guided the organizations lobbying efforts that led to the creation of the Small Business Deduction, included as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
Brad also integrated NFIB’s advocacy resources, including federal and state Government Relations, Political, and Grassroots, into one cohesive team. He led a state policy team with offices and in all 50 state capitals, and oversaw the NFIB Research Center, and the organization’s political and nonprofit fundraising operations.