WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that Cargill CEO David MacLennan has been named to the Executive Committee of the NAM Board of Directors. MacLennan will join the NAM Board to advance a manufacturing policy agenda that promotes growth and prosperity for all Americans. MacLennan has also been tapped to serve as Vice Chair, International Economic Policy.
“I am honored to be working alongside this distinguished group of leaders to advance policies are that are critical to the food and agriculture industry,” said MacLennan. “As a representative of one of the largest sectors of the U.S. manufacturing industry, I look forward to developing strategies that ensure the growth, competitiveness and economic health of manufacturing.”
The NAM is at the forefront of every important policy debate for manufacturers. Executives on the NAM Board, which comprises leaders representing companies of all sizes in every industrial sector, are the driving force behind the NAM’s advocacy efforts.
“As a member of the NAM Executive Committee and Vice Chair, International Economic Policy, I also plan to work with NAM members to develop effective trade policies that drive inclusive economic growth,” MacLennan said. “Sound trade policies level the playing field to give American farmers and manufacturers better access to markets where they might otherwise face trade barriers.”
“Dave is a true leader in our industry, and he will bring valuable insights to the NAM Board of Directors,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Dave knows what it takes to succeed in a changing global economy and the kinds of solutions we need to see from our elected leaders. With his voice and leadership, the NAM will be an even more effective advocate for our more than 14,000 members and for the industry that is the backbone of our country.”
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