CSGA Corporate Biography's

Name: Leslye Arsht

Position: Executive Board

CSGA Business Profile
GOVERNMENT and CORPORATE PUBLIC AFFAIRS; K-12 and HIGHER EDUCATION.

SPECIAL ADVISOR TO SOCRATIC ARTS 2018 to present.

Consultant focusing on support of military families and education.

Leslye Arsht’s career in communications and education has spanned over forty years, eleven of those as StandardsWork’s President where she advocated for best practices in the early years of K-12 education reform. She has been Chairman of StandardsWork’s Board since 2003.

In 2003, Leslye Arsht was recruited by the White House and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to be Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Education in Iraq, where she was instrumental in reestablishing the K-12 Education Ministry. Shortly after her return from Iraq, she served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy. She was responsible for policy, advocacy, and oversight of quality-of-life programs for service members and their families. Since retiring from DoD, Leslye Arsht has advised clients who support military families and the DoD mission; she is particularly focused now on cybersecurity.

Earlier in her career, Leslye Arsht was counselor to former U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander when he was U.S. Secretary of Education; associate vice chancellor at Vanderbilt University; and served as Deputy Press Secretary and Deputy Assistant to President Ronald Reagan.

Leslye Arsht is a trustee emerita of Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire, which awarded her an Honorary Degree. She is a Special Advisor to both Tutor.com and Socratic Arts, Inc., a strategic partner of CSGA.

Leslye Arsht is a graduate of the University of Houston.