Jay Timmons

President & CEO

Jay Timmons is president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers and chairman of the board of The Manufacturing Institute, the NAM’s workforce and education partner. The NAM is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector, and Jay is a leading advocate for the nearly 13 million men and women who make things in America.


Since Jay took the helm, the NAM has nearly doubled in size, dramatically expanded its issue advocacy and enhanced the organization’s influence and mobilization efforts outside of Washington, D.C. He led the NAM to offer new services for its members, create the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action and acquire the Manufacturing Leadership Council.


With manufacturers facing an urgent need for talented and skilled workers, Jay is also a champion for connecting more Americans with rewarding careers in modern manufacturing. He has expanded the reach and impact of The Manufacturing Institute and launched an unprecedented, multimillion-dollar workforce development campaign, Creators Wanted. In 2019, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce appointed Jay to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.

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