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Women Impacting Public Policy Appoints Kristie Arslan as Executive Director

February 27, 2014

Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) announced that Kristie Arslan has been named Executive Director.

According to a release, Arslan will lead the organization in its efforts to advocate for women and minority business owners on economic policy and current legislative initiatives that impact business health and growth.

Arslan is a senior association executive who has provided leadership and advocacy for small business organizations for more than 12 years, with experience in developing and implementing strategies to lead organizations through growth and transition.

WIPP President and CEO Barbara Kasoff said, "Kristie brings a wealth of association management, membership and program experience. WIPP has launched several new programs recently, including its new Federal Contracting Certificate Program providing women entrepreneurs with credentials, recognition and tools to successfully compete. We cannot wait to have her start as WIPP continues to grow and expand."

Arslan is the first Executive Director to lead the organization and will work out of WIPP's D.C. headquarters.

Before joining WIPP, Arslan served as the President and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) where she successfully rose through the ranks to lead the organization. During her tenure, Arslan launched the association's successful Growth Grant program and Women Entrepreneurship Initiative, and founded the NASE Member Council.

Arslan is widely known as a small business expert with public policy experience. Often quoted and published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill and CQ Weekly while having appeared on MSNBC, FOX, CNBC and C-SPAN.

Prior to her role at NASE, Arslan served as government relations manager at the National Small Business Association where she handled an array of public policy issues and worked at the National Association of Home Builders on the association's political action committee, BUILD-PAC.

WIPP is a national nonpartisan public policy organization.

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