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NAM Congratulates New AF&PA President and CEO Heidi Brock

Timmons: “Heidi Is Absolutely the Perfect Choice to Take the Helm of AF&PA”

Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement congratulating Heidi Brock on becoming the new president and CEO of the American Forest & Paper Association:

Heidi Brock is absolutely the perfect choice to take the helm of AF&PA. She’s been a stellar leader of the Aluminum Association and a powerful, effective voice for the entire manufacturing industry, especially during her time as an NAM board member and chair of the NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations. Under her leadership as CMA chair, the council achieved a new record level of membership and participation by manufacturing association leaders, and she was also instrumental in launching the CMA Women’s CEO Network and the Best Practices in Workplace Safety Working Group.

Throughout her career, including her prior work in the paper manufacturing industry, Heidi has built an impressive track record both in leading through tumultuous times, including trade policy challenges, and in providing values-based thought leadership on vital issues like workplace inclusion and sustainability. I have long admired Heidi’s keen intellect, consummate leadership ability and skillful command in advancing public policy priorities. Her strategic and wise counsel has helped us strengthen the NAM, and I am thrilled she will continue to be an active leader in a vital manufacturing association.

Congratulations as well to Donna Harman on her extraordinarily successful tenure at AF&PA. We wish her all the best as she begins a new chapter. Heidi has a solid foundation on which to build thanks to Donna’s leadership.

The NAM looks forward to continuing to work closely with both the AF&PA and the Aluminum Association as we advance our shared mission of improving the lives and livelihoods of the men and women who make things in America.


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 impact 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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