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Jay Timmons

President and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers

Portrait of Jay Timmons in the NAM 7th Floor lobby.

Jay Timmons is president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing association in the U.S. representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector.

Timmons is a leading advocate for the nearly 12 million men and women who make things in America, educating the public and policymakers on issues that affect this critical sector of the U.S. economy. He promotes a broad-based agenda to strengthen U.S. competitiveness and bring about a manufacturing renaissance.

Prior to his appointment as NAM president, Timmons was executive vice president beginning in 2008. In 2005, he joined the NAM as senior vice president of policy and government relations.

His previous experience includes serving as chief of staff to Congressman, Governor and Senator George Allen (R-VA) from 1991 to 2002, and a term as executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 2004 election cycle. When he first came to Washington in the 1980s, he served as press secretary to Congressman Jim Martin (R-NC) and later Alex McMillan (R-NC).

A passionate advocate for the adoption of companion animals, Timmons is a member of the Washington Humane Society Board of Directors and served as its chairman from 2006 to 2010. He is also a member of the Business Industry Political Action Committee Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of Local Finance Solutions, Inc. He attended Ohio State University and resides in McLean, Va.