WASHINGTON (March 8, 2016) — Veteran trade association executive Juanita Duggan has taken over as president and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the trade association that represents more than 325,000 small and independent business owners.
Ms. Duggan succeeds Donald A. (Dan) Danner, who has retired after 22 years with the NFIB, the last seven of them in the top position. Ms. Duggan was elected to succeed Mr. Danner last November by a unanimous vote of the NFIB board of directors.
Ms. Duggan comes to the NFIB from the American Apparel & Footwear Association, where she was president and CEO for the past 18 months. Prior to that she was head of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America and held key positions in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations and in private business in Washington, according to the federation.