Veteran lobbyist Eileen Kean is the new state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s largest small business advocacy group.
“NFIB is elated to have Eileen Kean representing our New Jersey small business members because she brings vast government relations and business experience to the table,” said Tim Goodrich, the executive director of state government relations for the NFIB. “Small business owners can be negatively impacted by increased costs or rigid labor mandates, and any number of legislative proposals can threaten their very existence. Eileen will be able to explain to lawmakers the impact bills could have on a small business owners’ daily operation or their success in the marketplace.”
Kean is a partner at Komjathy and Kean, a respected Trenton lobbying firm. She serves as a commissioner of the Monmouth County Board of Elections and previously served as CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents of New Jersey.
She is a former Board of Education member in Deal.
“I look forward to advocating for small business owners who are risk takers, job creators, and pillars of their communities,” said Kean. “These entrepreneurs are busy people working long hours to grow their businesses. I will ensure their voices are heard loud and clear by policymakers in Trenton so they can focus on what they do best.”