Brad Close

NFIB President & CEO

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, DC and through the organization's unmatched 50-state network and grassroots operation.

Adam Temple

NFIB Senior Vice President, Advocacy

Adam Temple is Vice President, Advocacy for NFIB. In this role, Adam oversees the organization's media relations, marketing, digital and online communications. Adam came to NFIB from JDA Frontline, a full-service public affairs firm.  He previously served on the presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. John McCain and as the press secretary to U.S. Sen. Jim De Mint. He started his career at the National Republican Congressional Committee.

David Wasserman

Senior Election Analyst, The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter and NBC Contributor 

David Wasserman is the Senior Election Analyst for the non-partisan newsletter, The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, and a contributor to NBC News. Founded in 1984, The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter provides analyses of U.S. presidential, Senate, House, and gubernatorial races. The New York Times called The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter “a newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative.”



Wasserman analyzes the current political environment in lively and entertaining presentations that he can tailor to his audiences’ specific interests or locales. His data-driven forecasting looks at both national and local trends (if requested, he can even do a district-by-district outlook), the relationship between consumer brand loyalty and voting, and what the future holds for American elections. He is exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speaker's bureau.

Highly Praised Expertise. Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com has written: “Wasserman’s knowledge of the nooks and crannies of political geography can make him seem like a local,” and the Los Angeles Times called Wasserman “whip smart” and a “scrupulously nonpartisan” analyst whose “numbers nerd-dom was foretold at a young age.” Chuck Todd, host of NBC's Meet the Press, recently called David "pretty much the only person you need to follow on Election Night."

In 2016, Wasserman drew wide praise for his accurate pre-election analysis, including his uncanny September piece entitled, “How Trump Could Win the White House While Losing the Popular Vote.” Leading Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson concluded, “Nobody of my generation knows American politics as well as Dave Wasserman.”

Political Intelligence. Wasserman has served as an analyst for the NBC News Election Night Decision Desk since 2008 and has also appeared on Fox News, CNN, and NPR. His commentary has been cited in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, POLITICO, and the Washington Post. In 2018, his groundbreaking interactive collaboration with FiveThirtyEight, the "Atlas of Redistricting," took top prize for News Data App of the Year.

An enthusiast for data and maps, Wasserman serves as a contributing writer to the Almanac of American Politics. A frequent speaker and guest lecturer, he has shared insights into the latest political trends with audiences at Harvard's Institute of Politics, the Dole Institute of Politics, and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics – where he was named a resident Pritzker Fellow in 2019.

Prior to joining The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter in 2007, Wasserman served for three years as House editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, a widely respected political analysis newsletter and website founded by renowned University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato. A native of New Jersey, Wasserman is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he was awarded the 2006 Emmerich-Wright Outstanding Thesis prize

Kevin Kuhlman

NFIB Vice President, Federal Government Relations

Kevin Kuhlman leads the NFIB Federal Government Relations team, guiding policy and directing the organizations advocacy effort. He and his team work directly with the Senators, Representatives, and the Administration to ensure NFIB members' voices are heard as they craft legislation and policies. 

Jamie Cobby

NFIB Senior Grassroots Manager

Jamie Cobby is a Senior Grassroots Manager overseeing a team of grassroots advocacy professionals to ensure the voice of small business is heard in the state capitals and Washington, DC. She develops strategic grassroots campaigns to build strong key contacts among NFIB members.  Before joining NFIB, she worked at the Illinois Bankers Association and led their grassroots efforts.  Jamie grew up in small business family that is NFIB members.

Josselin Castillo

NFIB Manager, Federal Government Relations

Josselin Castillo is a Manager of Federal Government Relations for NFIB.  She is responsible for leading the organization's efforts to represent the interests of small business owners in the healthcare policy arena, promoting policies that result in affordable, flexible and predictable health insurance options.


Josh McLeod

NFIB Manager, Federal Government Relations

Josh joined the NFIB federal lobbying team in December 2022. 

Josh joins NFIB with over 12 years of experience in government and government affairs.  He most recently served as Senior Public Policy Advisor for U.S. Senator Ron Johnson. He began his career with Senator Johnson in 2011.  He later served as Senior Professional Staff Member for Chairman Johnson on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Elizabeth Parks

NFIB Senior Grassroots Manager

Elizabeth Parks is a Senior Grassroots Manager for NFIB. In this role she leads a team of grassroots managers in developing and maintaining a strong network of engaged NFIB members across the states. She previously served as the deputy chief of staff to U.S. Representative Trent Kelly (MS-01) and as the communications director to U.S. Representative Alan Nunnelee (MS-01). She started her career as a legislative staffer covering various policy portfolios and grew up in an entrepreneur household. Her mother owned and operated a convenience store and deli for 19 years.