Kristie Arslan - President & CEO
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Kristie Arslan is the President & CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed. Kristie has been with the NASE for the past 10 years, most recently as its Executive Director. With years of advocating on behalf of the self-employed nationwide and her own personal experience working for her family's small business, she provides critical insight into the issues affecting our nation's entrepreneurs.
Arslan's main goal is to provide NASE Members with quality benefits, educational resources and programming to help them achieve their American dream of successful business ownership. Kristie works closely with policymakers in Congress and the Administration and strives to increase the visibility and influence of the NASE to ensure that the self-employed have a seat at the table in Washington D.C.
Currently, Arslan serves on the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Affordable Health Coverage (CAHC) and the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC). In addition, she is the Chair and founding member of the coalition supporting Equity for Our Nation's Self-Employed. Arslan has been quoted and published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill and CQ Weekly, and has appeared on MSNBC, FOX, CNBC and C-SPAN. She is also an active blogger on the Huffington Post and Small Business Trends.
A graduate of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, she also completed a Masters of Public Administration at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.