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NAM Congratulates New ACC President and CEO Chris Jahn

Timmons: “Chris Has Been a Forceful Voice for Our Industry”

Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement congratulating Chris Jahn on becoming the new president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council:

The American Chemistry Council is extraordinarily fortunate to have a leader of Chris Jahn’s caliber stepping up to lead them into the future. In his roles at The Fertilizer Institute, as past chair of the NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations and as an NAM board member, Chris has been a forceful voice for our industry and the men and women who make things in America. He embraces innovation and change, understands the demands on the modern association and is committed to building collaborative teams and inclusive workplaces. In fact, just this month, the CMA named The Fertilizer Institute one of the 10 ‘Best Manufacturing Associations to Work For’ for the second year in a row.

I have been proud to work alongside Chris on our shared priorities from infrastructure and tax reform to chemical safety and sustainability. He makes our industry better, and he knows how to get results. As chair of the CMA, he recruited best-in-class association executives to help lead the council.

The manufacturing industry also owes a debt of gratitude to Cal Dooley. His leadership of ACC is recognized throughout the business community, especially his leadership on the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. And after a successful career not only in business advocacy but also in public service, we wish him the best in retirement and his next chapter.

Manufacturers are in the business of building solutions, and perhaps that’s why leaders of the CMA continue to rise through the ranks to take on new positions of leadership. I’m proud to see Chris keep up this trend and look forward to continuing to partner with my friend to grow our industry and strengthen our country.


The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12.8 million men and women, contributes $2.38 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic multiplier of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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