America’s foremost trade organization representing the interests of manufacturing firms, The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), named Cargill chief executive officer David MacLennan to the executive committee of the NAM Board of Directors, the organization announced Monday.
“I am honored to be working alongside this distinguished group of leaders to advance policies that are critical to the food and agriculture industry,” said MacLennan in a statement. “As a representative of one of the largest sectors of the U.S. manufacturing industry, I look forward to developing strategies that ensure the growth, competitiveness, and economic health of manufacturing.”
Executives on NAM’s board take part in the organizations advocacy efforts, like those on American trade policy and laws and regulations impacting manufacturers.
“As a member of the NAM executive committee and vice chair, International Economic Policy, I also plan to work with NAM members to develop effective trade policies that drive inclusive economic growth,” the Cargill executive said. “Sound trade policies level the playing field to give American farmers and manufacturers better access to markets where they might otherwise face trade barriers.”
NAM’s president and chief executive officer Jay Timmons lauded the incoming executive committee member in the organization’s release.
“Dave is a true leader in our industry, and he will bring valuable insights to the NAM Board of Directors,” Timmons said. “Dave knows what it takes to succeed in a changing global economy and the kinds of solutions we need to see from our elected leaders. With his voice and leadership, the NAM will be an even more effective advocate for our more than 14,000 members and for the industry that is the backbone of our country.”