WASHINGTON — Robb MacKie, president and chief executive officer of the American Bakers Association, has been named to the board of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Council of Manufacturing Associations (C.M.A.). Made up of more than 260 industry-specific manufacturing associations, the C.M.A. is considered to be a vital arm of the NAM.
“I am honored to be selected to serve on the C.M.A. board,” Mr. MacKie said. “I look forward to working with an incredibly talented group dedicated to promoting manufacturing — including baking. One of the core values A.B.A. brings to its members is being heavily involved with esteemed and well-aligned organizations such as NAM-C.M.A. The opportunity to help guide this organization and tell the story of manufacturing through the baking industry lens is tremendous.”
The C.M.A.’s mission is focused on bolstering the industry’s nationwide grassroots mobilization efforts and improving the competitiveness of manufacturers in the United States. The association’s members work with the NAM to unite the manufacturing association community, and ultimately the broader business community, around strategies for increased manufacturing job creation, investment and innovation in America.
“Last year, manufacturers in the United States achieved record optimism thanks to policy wins that our industry secured from leaders in Washington and our efforts to advance the pillars that keep our country exceptional: free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity,” said Jay Timmons, president and c.e.o. of NAM. “Robb’s commitment to these values and to manufacturing more broadly, together with his tremendous experience in the industry, make him the right champion to continue bringing manufacturers together to advance an agenda that expands opportunities for all Americans.”
Other members joining the C.M.A. board in 2019 include Geoff Freeman, president and c.e.o. of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and Katherine Lugar, president and c.e.o. of the American Beverage Association.