Phillips Named NFIB/Arkansas State Director

by John Henry  on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007 11:09 am  

William Richard Phillips has been named the new director of the small business group NFIB/Arkansas.
He will oversee the organization's public policy initiatives, including lobbying, political and advocacy work on issues affecting small business.
A native of Harrison and current resident of Conway, Phillips is an Arkansas State University graduate who most recently served as vice president of government relations for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield before starting his own management and consulting firm in 1997.
"Bill has established himself as a credible and respectable presence in Little Rock," said Dave Brasher, central public policy director for NFIB. "We are proud to have him, and the wealth of knowledge and experience he possesses, at the helm of our Arkansas program. I am confident that he will represent the needs and views of Arkansas small-business owners effectively."
"Small businesses are the engines that drive our state and national economy and I am proud to represent their interests in Little Rock," said Phillips. "Arkansas has a long tradition of producing entrepreneurs whose inventive and enterprising ideas have changed the way we all live and work. We can make sure this tradition continues for generations to come, but we must be careful to enact policies today that encourage and foster free enterprise."
NFIB is the nation's leading small-business advocacy association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals.



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