The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced on Dec. 21 that it has named Jay Timmons president and CEO, effective January 2011. Timmons has served as Executive Vice President at the NAM and will succeed former Michigan Governor John Engler in this position.
"I have a deep respect for Jay and his exceptional experience," said Michael Campbell, NAM Board Chair and president and CEO of Arch Chemicals, Inc. Jay has a keen understanding of manufacturing and he has relationships on both sides of the aisle in Washington. Jay has helped lead the NAM during good economic times -- and has remained unflappable during the most difficult economic times manufacturers have ever faced."
In his current position as Executive Vice President at the NAM, Timmons oversees all policy development, communications, government relations, and advocacy efforts. Timmons is a native of Chillicothe, Ohio, a manufacturing community that instilled in him the value of manufacturing and its positive impact on people, families and communities.
"My grandfather was a manufacturing worker and I benefitted from learning firsthand the commitment and pride manufacturers have for their products, jobs and community. I am humbled and honored to now lead an organization that advocates and fights for an environment and platform in which American manufacturers can create, innovate and employ millions of Americans."
Timmons' experience includes service as a Chief of Staff in the U.S. House and Senate as well as the Virginia Governor's office. He is also a member of the Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) Executive Committee and the Board of Directors for Local Finance Solutions, Inc.