Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers announced new 2020 leadership for its Council of Manufacturing Associations at the CMA 2020 Winter Leadership Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida. Anne Forristall Luke, president and CEO of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association, will serve as chair, and Robb MacKie, president and CEO of the American Bakers Association, will serve as vice chair. Made up of more than 260 industry-specific manufacturing associations, the CMA is a powerful assembly of manufacturers and a critical partner of the NAM.
“Having the opportunity to serve as the chair of the CMA is one of the greatest honors of my career,” said Forristall Luke. “My fellow CMA members are among the highest-caliber leaders I’ve ever met, and their commitment to the people and communities of U.S. manufacturing is one of the reasons I feel so optimistic about the future of manufacturing in our country. I’m excited to work with my colleagues in the coming year to demonstrate the opportunities and innovations in our industry and to help deliver on our commitments to the values of sustainability and the growth of a modern, educated and diverse workforce.”
“Anne is the consummate advocate for manufacturers, unfailingly reliable, focused and determined,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Where others see impossibility, she sees opportunity, and the growth and success of the USTMA is a testament to her vision and tenacity. Robb’s track record of innovation at the ABA has earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues throughout the business community. And with Anne and Robb’s leadership, the CMA will be at its strongest during this pivotal year.
“Manufacturers’ policy successes in 2019 were a direct result of the collaboration and mobilization made possible by the NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations. We look forward to making 2020 another one for the record books by elevating the voices of manufacturing leaders and manufacturing workers across America.”
The CMA’s mission is focused on bolstering the industry’s nationwide grassroots mobilization efforts and improving the competitiveness of manufacturers in the United States. CMA members work with the NAM to unite the manufacturing association community, and ultimately the broader business community, around strategies for increased manufacturing job creation, investment and innovation in America.
Luke has served as president and CEO of the USTMA since Jan. 1, 2016. She has more than 35 years of executive leadership, public affairs and government relations experience in both the public and private sectors. Since joining the USTMA, she has successfully rebranded and refocused the more than 100-year-old association to accurately reflect the membership, strategy and vision of the organization representing U.S. tire manufacturers. Under her leadership, USTMA membership has grown from eight to 12 manufacturing companies and measurably increased the reputation and influence of the U.S. tire manufacturing industry among key stakeholders, partners and policymakers.
The National Association of Manufacturers 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 12.8 million men and women, contributes $2.38 trillion to the U.S. economy annually and has the largest economic multiplier of any major sector and accounts for 62.5% 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 Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.