Micro-Business Experts

The Media Relations department for the National Association for the Self-Employed can put those working in the media in touch with a knowledgeable micro-business spokesperson. The NASE can offer the unique micro-business perspective on economic and business trends as well as legislation affecting the self-employed.

The NASE can also connect you with a local micro-business owner, to give your news article a first-hand perspective.

Gene Fairbrother

Gene Fairbrother

Lead Business Consultant

Gene Fairbrother is the lead small-business consultant on business management issues in the NASE's Ask the Experts program.


Katie Vlietstra

Katie Vlietstra

Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs

As Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs, I work to explain how actions on Capitol Hill can impact the self-employed. I love D.C. and have made my home in Capitol Hill, where I live with my husband and black Labrador, Coltrane. We love playing volleyball and softball on the National Mall.


Keith Hall

Keith R. Hall

National Tax Advisor

Keith was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981. He began his career with the public accounting firm of KPMG and has worked with and on behalf of the NASE since 1991. Of his many duties with the NASE, his passion remains answering tax and financial questions every day directly from NASE members via Ask the Experts.