FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5, 2023
Nic Horton, (501) 230-9302
LITTLE ROCK – Opportunity Arkansas today announced Rachael Slobodien has joined the organization as Senior Media Fellow.
A native Arkansan, Slobodien previously served as Chief of Staff of the White House Council of Economic Advisers in the Donald J. Trump Administration. Most recently, Rachael served as the Chief Communications Officer and Senior Advisor at the America First Policy Institute.
Rachael will work closely with the OA team to identify media opportunities and work to advance Opportunity Arkansas’s brand and reach across the state. As OA continues to research generational problems, educate the public about the consequences, and develop homegrown ideas for real change, Rachael will serve as a primary point of contact for the organization’s media efforts.
“We are thrilled to have Rachael join our team as a Senior Media Fellow,” said Opportunity Arkansas Founder and CEO Nic Horton. “With an impressive background operating at the highest levels, Rachael brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team. She’s a seasoned conservative with a deep love for Arkansas. I can’t wait to see how she helps OA expand our reach and advance our mission to renew the Land of Opportunity.”
Upon joining Opportunity Arkansas, Rachael Slobodien added, “After spending 15 years in DC, it’s so exciting to return home to Arkansas and be able to join such a robust, conservative policy outfit. In less than a year, with Nic’s tremendous leadership and tireless vision, Opportunity Arkansas has become the policy leader in the state. I’m humbled to get to work with Nic and his team as we continue work to provide commonsense conservative solutions and create opportunity for all Arkansans.”
More about Rachel Slobodien
Rachael Seidenschnur Slobodien is an accomplished communications and policy professional with experience serving in senior roles at the White House, on Capitol Hill, and at some of the nation’s most influential political and advocacy organizations. Slobodien previously served as Chief of Staff of the White House Council of Economic Advisers in the Donald J. Trump Administration. Most recently, Rachael served as the Chief Communications Officer and Senior Advisor at the America First Policy Institute. In this role, Rachael positioned AFPI to become the policy powerhouse dedicated to putting America first.
With a unique understanding of policy and communications, Slobodien previously served as Communications Director for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and advised his 2016 presidential campaign. Rachael has also worked at The Heritage Foundation where she led communications strategy for Heritage’s Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Slobodien holds a B.A. in politics and religion from Washington and Lee, where she graduated cum laude. Rachael also earned a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where she graduated with honors and served as Editor-in-Chief of The Federal Communications Law Journal.
About Opportunity Arkansas Foundation
Opportunity Arkansas Foundation is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization on a mission to renew the Land of Opportunity by simplifying government and solving generational problems for the next generation. OA stands ready to partner with state policymakers who share these goals. To learn more, visit www.OpportunityArkansas.org.