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Assistant E.D.

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Carrie E. Simms

Carrie is the Assistant Executive Director for the American Family Business Institute, a Washington D.C. lobby firm dedicated to the permanent repeal of the Estate Tax. She was recruited by the AFBI due to her success as founder and president of Elise Designs an Interior Design Firm in Naples, Florida. As a family business owner Carrie understands the struggles that family business owners experience as they attempt to build and maintain their business. It is her goal to encourage more entrepreneurs to pursue the American dream by ending the nightmare of the Death Tax for farmers and family business owners across the country.


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