NAM’s Newhouse Named Nation’s Top Association Lobbyist

Respected and Influential Voice Helps Manufacturers Compete to Win

Washington, D.C., February 23, 2016 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse was named CEO Update’s Association Lobbyist of the Year. Chosen by a panel of association experts, Newhouse was honored by peers for his work representing manufacturers before Congress and the administration and by successfully advocating and securing passage of Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank reauthorization, Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), a long-term highway bill, various regulatory reform efforts, a repeal of the ban on crude oil exports and a permanent research and development (R&D) tax credit.

“Manufacturers are so proud of Aric, and I am, too. His leadership is very much appreciated by the more than 12 million men and women who work in manufacturing,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Aric is a trusted, well-respected voice in Washington. He has a brilliant mind for policy and has effectively positioned the NAM to drive the debate on our priorities on Capitol Hill. The work of Aric and his team has established the NAM as a credible manufacturing advocacy giant.

“On behalf of our more than 14,000 member companies, Aric and his team make the case every day for the policies that manufacturers need to compete and win in the global economy. In 2015, manufacturers won many important legislative victories—from Ex-Im reauthorization and TPA to a permanent R&D tax credit and a long-term infrastructure bill and more. Those victories, in the middle of a divisive political atmosphere, are testament to Aric’s leadership and manufacturers’ ability to bring people together.”

To learn more about manufacturers’ legislative agenda and “Competing to Win,” the NAM’s policy roadmap for all manufacturing candidates in 2016, visit our website.


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit