Will support and advocate on behalf of thousands of New York small-business owners in Albany
ALBANY (August 28, 2018) – NFIB, the leading small-business association in the nation, announced today that Ashley Ranslow had been named the assistant state director of its New York office. NFIB advocates on behalf of more than 10,000 small businesses in New York and represents 325,000 members nationwide.
“Ashley brings years of business advocacy and association management experience to NFIB and possesses a keen understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities small business owners are facing across New York State,” said Greg Biryla, NFIB’s state director in New York. “Ashley’s skill set and passion for NFIB’s mission are the perfect fit for our organization and its members.”
Ranslow is a business advocacy veteran in Albany, having served the past five years as manager of government affairs for the Northeast Retail Lumber Association advancing the interests of the lumber industry and NRLA’s members in Albany and Washington, DC.
“I am very excited to be part of the NFIB team and work with Greg Biryla. For the last five years, I had the privilege of representing independent businesses in the lumber and building materials industry across the Northeast. From my experience, I understand the challenges New York’s small businesses face on a daily basis and look forward to continuing to advocate for the independent businesses that drive and grow our economy and support our communities,” Ranslow stated. “I am thrilled for the opportunities and challenges ahead and am ready to represent NFIB members as we advance the small business legislative agenda in Albany.”
Ashley’s experience at NRLA has allowed her to establish vital relationships with employer advocacy partners across New York and within the State Legislature. Her previous experience also includes time with J Strategies, a well-respected Capital Region public affairs firm.
A native of New Hampshire, Ashley currently lives in Niskayuna, NY with her husband, Ted. A 2010 graduate of Syracuse University, she serves as president of her alma mater’s Alumni Club of the Capital District and is active with the Empire State Society of Association Executives.