NFIB Senior National Political Director
Sharon Sussin is a seasoned and motivated political professional. As the National Political Director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Sharon is responsible for directing NFIB’s political activities on behalf of pro-small business candidates in Congress. She manages NFIB’s federal candidate endorsement process which in the last several election cycles have included nearly 300 congressional endorsements each year. Sharon also runs the member education and Get out the Vote (GOTV) programs which focuses on motivating small business owners to engage in the political process using Voter Guides, targeted communications, “on the ground” events and paid media.
In 2002, Sharon was named a “Rising Star of Politics” by Campaigns and Elections Magazine and has served in various leadership roles for several top organizations including the National Association of Business Political Action Committee (NABPAC), the Business and Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC), the Public Affairs Council and Innovate to Motivate (I2M). She is also an active member of Women in Government Relations (WGR) and PAC Pals. Sharon is considered a leading expert among the business PAC community and is often asked to speak to other business groups and to participate in industry panels and conferences.
Sharon has been with NFIB since November 1992 and a member of the Political Department since 1995. She is a New Jersey native who graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Government and Politics. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband and two children.