Erin Streeter serves as executive vice president at the National Association of Manufacturers, the nation’s largest industrial trade association. Erin works alongside the NAM president and CEO to set the strategic direction of the association, align and integrate teams and drive the association’s advocacy, policy and government relations efforts on behalf of manufacturers in the United States.
She also serves as the association’s chief communications and public affairs officer, overseeing all brand, media and marketing teams, and added public affairs and mobilization and advocacy campaigns to her portfolio at the start of 2022. The integration of these critical activities ensures the NAM is positioned to advance the needs and priorities of manufacturers by providing first-in-class advocacy.
Erin has transformed the NAM’s public relations and marketing departments, expanding its size and reach to improve the NAM’s positioning and branding. Her award-winning team has empowered manufacturers to tell their stories persuasively inside and outside Washington, D.C., giving NAM member companies of all sizes a platform to share their message through all channels, including compelling visual products and targeted social media. Her work has helped establish the NAM as a news source for and about manufacturers, and she played a leading role in developing the NAM and The Manufacturing Institute’s multimillion-dollar Creators Wanted workforce campaign.
For her many accomplishments, she was twice named one of PR News’ Top Women in PR—in 2015 and again in 2018. Her team has also received top awards for their best-in-class work products, including a 2020 Association TRENDS Gold Award for the NAM’s annual report and a 2021 PR News Award for the NAM’s pandemic response-focused “Creators Respond” digital campaign, as well as other national awards for design, speechwriting and digital strategy.
Prior to joining the NAM, Erin served in the Office of Public Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. She was responsible for overseeing the Ready Campaign, the department’s primary outreach effort to enhance America’s emergency preparedness.
Earlier in her career, she served as the director of media relations for the YMCA of the USA, one of the largest community-based organizations in the country. Erin started her career in public policy as the deputy press secretary to Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA). In addition, she has worked as a television anchor, reporter, producer and writer for various news outlets in Washington, D.C., Kansas and Missouri.
Erin received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas, is a volunteer for various organizations in her community and serves as a board trustee for the Arthur W. Page Society, an executive committee member at the Public Affairs Council and a board member at the Institute for Public Relations. She frequently presents and leads panels for these and other organizations.
Erin lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and three children.