Ned Monroe

Senior Vice President, External Relations


Ned Monroe is senior vice president of external relations for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Mr. Monroe oversees public affairs activities including grassroots engagement, issue advocacy and election programs. His team also handles NAM’s allied organizations, affiliated state associations and meetings management. The NAM is the nation's largest industrial trade association, representing more than 14,000 manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Our mission is to be the voice of all manufacturing in the United States and inform policymakers about manufacturing's vital role in the U.S. economy.

Prior to this position, Mr. Monroe was senior vice president of government affairs for the National Automatic Merchandising Association, the vice president of political affairs for the National Restaurant Association and the national director of political affairs for Associated Builders and Contractors.

Mr. Monroe currently serves on the Executive Board of the National Capitol Area Council Boy Scouts of America and is the Treasurer of the NAM’s federal Political Action Committee.

Ned, his wife Theresa and their two sons live in Alexandria, Va. He is a graduate of The College of William & Mary.