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Jackie Norris Announced as President and Owner of SPPG


SPPG announced today that Jackie Norris will serve as the company’s new president. SPPG is an issue based consulting company that provides organizational support, public affairs and advocacy services, and promotes public policy serving the interests and well-being of the people. SPPG also offers nonpartisan, independent market research services for public, private, and non-profit clients through Essman Research, a division of SPPG.

Jackie Norris joins the SPPG team with deep knowledge and prior experience in education, government, politics and non-profit leadership. She has worked as a high school teacher, government aide, political strategist and non-profit executive director including serving as the Assistant to the President and White House Chief of Staff to former First Lady Michelle Obama. Most recently, Norris served as the President and CEO of Goodwill of Central Iowa for four years.

As she begins her leadership role at SPPG, Norris says she is most excited about empowering organizations to navigate the future. “I believe it is of paramount importance for organizations to actively engage their stakeholders in an ongoing dialogue. At SPPG, we get all parties to the table to inform decisions.”

This change in leadership makes SPPG a female-owned business, with Norris leading an all-woman team. State Public Policy Group (SPPG) was founded by the late Senator Tom Slater in 1984 and later owned by John Norris and Brad Knott. To read more about SPPG and their offered services, please visit

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