John Arensmeyer is founder and CEO of Small Business Majority. He has used his long experience as a business owner to build SBM into a nationally recognized small business organization and the leading advocate for critical public policy issues facing America’s entrepreneurs. In the past few years Arensmeyer has spearheaded the growth of SBM’s Entrepreneurship Program, providing critical practical resources to our nation’s 28 million small businesses. John was the founder and CEO of ACI Interactive, an award-winning international interactive communications company. Earlier, he was the chief operating officer of a pioneering multimedia business and an attorney in New York. Arensmeyer is a frequent speaker on small business policy issues and a regular guest on television and radio. In 2009 he was an active participant at the White House summit on health care reform. He testifies regularly before congressional committees, and has briefed White House officials and congressional leadership on small business policy issues. Arensmeyer serves as Board Chair for California’s Insure the Uninsured Project. He has led a study group at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Politics, and has served on the Association for Enterprise Opportunity’s Economic Impact Council and Micro Capital Task Force.