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Author Jim Brown has an extensive background in government, media and interpersonal relations. He is the Tennessee State Director for NFIB, Tennessee’s and the nation’s leading small-business advocacy association. An advocate for thousands of small businesses, he works with leaders at the state and federal level on general interest issues for entrepreneurs. He was named to NashvillePost.com’s “In Charge” list of 400 influential Middle Tennessee leaders from 2011-2016.

Brown has served previously as NFIB’s Senior Media Manager, Corporate Communications Director at Gaylord Entertainment, the Business Editor of The City Paper in Nashville, and as an Investment Broker at J.C. Bradford & Co. 

After graduating from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication in 1987, Brown served in the U.S. Navy as a Supply Officer on a nuclear cruiser out of Norfolk, Virginia, overseeing four separate divisions. 

He is active with cancer support services, including as Chair of Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, and causes dedicated to wiping out cancer. He volunteers regularly at Room in the Inn, a support program for Nashville’s homeless community. He also served in various roles with Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee and Prevent Blindness Tennessee.