Brandy Nannini


Brandy Nannini is the Vice President of Government Affairs at Smart Start LLC. In her role, she designs legislative strategies, forms broad advocacy coalitions, and implements legislative campaigns aimed at preventing impaired driving through expanded use of ignition interlocks at the state and federal level and in Canada.

Ms. Nannini has 30 years of experience in impaired driving prevention with a career that began at the national office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and resulted in the passage of hundreds of state laws and several federal laws. She opened MADD’s Washington, D.C. office and led the passage of the Federal .08 BAC law. She also spent 19 years at the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility ( where she created and managed a 20-year public awareness program with state attorneys general, oversaw traffic safety programs and government relations efforts, achieved passage of the Federal Multiple Substance Impaired Driving Prevention Act and established the National Alliance to Stop Impaired Driving. She also led the organization’s efforts to focus on drug and polysubstance impaired driving.

In addition to serving on the board of Arise and Flourish, Ms. Nannini also serves on the International Chiefs of Police Roadway Safety Committee and the Washington Regional Alcohol Program board of directors. Ms. Nannini lives in Arlington and treasures her role as the mom of two children and three dogs. She loves spending time with family and friends, volunteering, traveling, reading, and writing.