CMA Member Benefits

  • Access
  • When you need to get perspective from and network with peers in manufacturing and manufacturing trade associations, CMA is your premier source. It is unrivaled in its ability to connect you with hundreds of CEOs, executives, decision makers and thought leaders who have knowledge, solutions and influence in manufacturing.

  • A Strategic Partner
  • CMA members have access to NAM staff for keynotes and speaking engagements at your association’s meetings and events. CMA can also guide in building strategic alliances to broaden your voice on specific issues in order to grow manufacturing. CMA’s prime Washington, D.C. office location is a plus. Blocks away from Capitol Hill, it is available to your association and its members, providing an ideal spot to meet with legislative influencers.

  • Advocacy
  • Be the voice for your members and drive the growth of manufacturing by leveraging NAM’s legislative advocacy. CMA—a powerful arm of the NAM—is your association’s advocate on a range of issues, creating opportunities for your association to get involved with policy and legislation in such areas as trade, tax, energy, regulatory reform and more. NAM action alerts provide timely notification about pending legislation so you can mobilize your association and its members to be an advocate for critical manufacturing issues.

  • Compensation Insight
  • As a CMA member you get a competitive edge with exclusive access to CMA’s annual compensation survey. This is particularly useful when executives are negotiating salary contracts. The survey breaks out and cites average base salaries and miscellaneous compensation paid to top association executive staff members, All of the data is gathered from participating association members, providing a more focused and relevant source of information to meet your needs.

  • Legal Support
  • Your CMA membership opens the door to the proactive legal resources of the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action, including legal counsel, industry litigation, partnership and coalition building. The Center is dedicated to ensuring that the manufacturing sector is not hindered by regulatory burdens, while acting as the leading voice for manufacturing in the courts. Membership also affords your association the opportunity to get legal counsel on a variety of association human resources management needs. Through the Center, CMA can help your organization form alliances or provide amicus briefs to strengthen your position on critical industry matters.

  • Professional Development
  • Engage with other association CEOs while accessing valuable professional development opportunities—many of which are included as part of your membership. CMA members also gain knowledge and share their expertise through bi-annual CMA leadership conferences.

  • Newsletters and Alerts
  • Be among the first to know when news impacting the manufacturing sector breaks. Timely publications, reports, alerts and briefs from the NAM, such as the Monday Economic Report and Global Manufacturing Economic Update, provide the vital information you need to lead your association today and into the future.

  • CMA/Association’s Forum

    CEO Roundtable

    May 1, 2019

    Chicago, IL

  • 2019 Summer Leadership Conference

    August 7-9, 2019

    Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, SC

  • 2020 Winter Leadership Conference

    January 7-9, 2020

    The Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

    West Palm Beach, FL