David McKnight is the vice president of business relations and partnerships for The Manufacturing Institute (MI), the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). In his role, David builds and expands the MI’s strategic partner base across MI program areas focused women, veterans, youth and skilled training.
Prior to joining the Manufacturing Institute, David was the senior director of member services and partnerships for the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA). While at ARA, David cultivated industry stakeholders and was responsible for the creation and operation of member service programs and partnerships.
A Kentucky Native, David is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and lives in Washington, D.C.