John Arensmeyer- President and CEO of Small Business Majority
John Arensmeyer has used his long experience as a business owner to build Small Business Majority into a nationally recognized small business organization and the leading advocate for critical public policy issues facing America’s entrepreneurs—particularly healthcare, access to capital, taxes, retirement/asset building, and numerous workforce issues. The organization is focused on empowering America's entrepreneurs to build a thriving and inclusive economy. In the past few years, John has spearheaded the growth of Small Business Majority’s Entrepreneurship Program, providing critical practical resources to our nation’s 28 million small businesses.
Gerardo Bonilla- Senior Economic Policy Advisor for the House Small Business Committee
Gerardo Bonilla is the Senior Economic Policy Advisor for the House Small Business Committee – Majority Staff. Here, he manages all economic policy-related matters, including healthcare, taxes, immigration, and retirement. Prior to joining the House Small Business Committee, Gerardo was Senior Policy Analyst for the Joint Economic Committee (JEC). At the JEC he worked on various economic policy issues, including consumer markets and protections; banking and financial services; and economic inequality.
Gerardo has several years of policy analysis and implementation experience at various levels of government, including legislative research and policy creation at the Senate Small Business Committee; implementing campaign strategies across the state of Minnesota; and analyzing economic development policy at the Minneapolis City Council. He is a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellow ('11-'12) alumni and former Minnesota Chicano Latino Affairs Council, Representative.