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The future of small business: An interview with Rhett Buttle

Business Horizons. October 18, 2021

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Rhett Buttle is currently the co-executive director of the Small Business Roundtable and a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute. In his role at Aspen, he focuses on advancing the Aspen Partnership for an Inclusive Economy, which includes several of the Institute’s largest policy programs. He is also the founder of Public Private Strategies and the Public Private Strategies Institute, a family of organizations that focuses on initiatives bridging the public and private sectors. In 2014, he was appointed by President Obama to the White House Business Council and served as the director of private sector engagement in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He served as national business advisor to President Joseph Biden’s 2020 campaign. He received his B.A. from the University of San Diego and his master’s degree from George Washington University.