Alyssa Shooshan is chief of staff of the National Association of Manufacturers. She joined the NAM in 2010. She works with the president and CEO as well as senior staff in coordinating the operations and policies of the association and leading the team responsible for member retention and bolstering member engagement at the NAM.
Prior to being named chief of staff, Ms. Shooshan worked directly with the NAM’s Fortune 1000 member companies and members of the NAM Board of Directors as assistant vice president, member and board relations. In addition, she coordinated the NAM’s Executive Insights Series across the United States. She started at the NAM as a membership director and senior director headquartered in New England. In this role, she collaborated with executives on targeted legislative priorities and engagement with the NAM, including outside-the-Beltway leadership activities.
Ms. Shooshan came to the NAM with more than 17 years of experience in the federal government. She began her career as a legislative assistant specializing in education and communications issues in the Washington, D.C., office of Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) and later managed the senator’s legislative staff and coordinated policy as his legislative director. She ended her government service serving as Sen. Gregg’s chief of staff and was responsible for managing the Washington, D.C., and New Hampshire offices and coordinating the senator’s policy and messaging. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Hampshire and is a native of the state.