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People on the Move
Original Press Release
People on the Move
Press release date: December 24, 2010
People on the Move spotlights trailblazers in standardization, highlighting their latest achievements, advancements, and contributions to the standards community. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), an organizational member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has announced an upcoming change to its senior leadership team. John Engler has resigned from his position as president and CEO to become president of the Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of CEOs of U.S. companies working on solutions to some of the world's most difficult challenges. Jay Timmons, who previously served as the NAM's executive vice president, has been named president and CEO, effective January 2011. Mr. Engler spent six years at the NAM, leading the organization to unprecedented growth in influence and membership. Under his leadership, the NAM helped win adoption of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) in 2005. Since September 2005, he has been vice chairman of the president's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN), the U.S. government's senior trade advisory panel. Mr. Engler served as the governor of Michigan from 1991 to 2003. Prior to that he spent 20 years in the Michigan legislature, including seven years as state senate majority leader. He graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor of science in agricultural economics and earned a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Timmons oversaw the NAM's policy development, communications, government relations, and advocacy efforts. He previously served as senior director of government relations at Tew Cardenas, LLP, and as founder and president of New Century Strategies, a consulting firm. During the 2004 election cycle, Mr. Timmons was the executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. He served as chief of staff for George Allen when Mr. Allen was a U.S. senator from 2001 to 2002 (R-VA), Virginia governor from 1994 to 1998, and a U.S. representative from 1991 to 1993.