Stephen Gold, the senior vice president of operations for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) since 2006, will become the new CEO of The Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI on March 1.
He succeeds long-time CEO Thomas J. Duesterberg.
At NEMA Gold provided management oversight of the trade association's 50 business units, member recruitment and retention, international operations, business development, and meeting planning.
Gold has represented U.S. manufacturers for much of his career. Prior to his work at NEMA, Gold spent five years at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), serving as vice president of allied associations and executive director of the Council of Manufacturing Associations. During his tenure he helped launch NAM's Campaign for the Future of U.S. Manufacturing.
A former associate director/communications director at the Tax Foundation in Washington and a director of public policy at Citizens for a Sound Economy, he began his career in Washington as a lobbyist for the Grocery Manufacturers of America and in the 1980s served in the communications department of Chief Justice Warren Burger's Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution.