An Arkansas entrepreneur support organization executive has been named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. Startup Junkie Foundation executive director Taylor Hasley was recently appointed to the council.
As part of the NSBA Leadership Council, Hasley will help promote small business interests to policymakers in Washington, D.C. The NSBA is a nonpartisan advocacy organization that advocates on behalf of small businesses from around the country.
“As the Executive Director of Startup Junkie Foundation, I see daily the importance of being involved and active when it comes to laws and regulation,” Hasley said in a statement. “Joining NSBA’s Leadership Council will enable me to take our collective small-business message to the people that need to hear it most: Congress.”
Hasley joined the leadership council in order to have an impact on issues that affect small businesses, ranging from tax reform, regulations, health care and more, according to a Startup Junkie release.
According to the 2019 Small Business Profile prepared by the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are 30.7 small business in the United States, representing 99.9 percent of all businesses in the country. In addition, there are 59.9 million small business employees, representing 47.3 percent of all U.S. employees.
Before joining Startup Junkie, Hasley served as a senior analyst at Zweig Group, working in mergers and acquisition and strategic planning, as well as working as an analyst for NewRoad Capital Partners. He holds a degree in accounting and finance from the Sam M. Walton Honors College of Business.
“I am proud to have Taylor Hasley as part of our Leadership Council,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “He came to us highly recommended and I look forward our coordinated efforts for years to come.”