WASHINGTON DC: The National Federation of Independent Business has tapped former Republican Party PR guru Mary Mead Crawford as its director of media relations.
Her task at the NFIB is to develop short and long term strategies for the NFIB on state and federal levels. She told PRWeek that one of her chief goals would be to ensure greater recognition of small business' contribution to the American economy.
In 1997 and 1998 Crawford served as communications director for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and was the Republican National Committee's chief spokesperson during the 1996 presidential campaign.
The NRCC became ensnared in controversy earlier this year for airing TV advertising that raised questions about President Clinton's ethics.
Crawford's boss John Linder was ousted, and will be replaced next month as chairman by Tom Davis.