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National Association of Manufacturers CEO to present Chandler lecture

Tue, 09/02/2014

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Business Anderson Chandler Lecture Series welcomes Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The lecture, “The Manufacturing Comeback,” is at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Lied Center. It is free and open to the public.

Timmons is a leading advocate for the nearly 12 million men and women who manufacture items in America, educating the public and policymakers on issues that affect a critical sector of the nation's economy. He promotes an agenda to strengthen U.S. competitiveness and bring about a manufacturing renaissance. NAM is the largest manufacturing association in the United States and represents small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector.

Before becoming NAM president in 2011, Timmons also served as NAM senior vice president of policy and government relations and executive vice president. His previous experience includes serving as chief of staff to George Allen, R-Va., from 1991 to 2002 through Allen's terms as congressman, governor and U.S. senator. Timmons also served a term as executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 2004 election cycle. When he first went to Washington in the 1980s, he served as press secretary to Congressman Jim Martin, R-N.C., and later Alex McMillan, R-N.C.

A passionate advocate for the adoption of companion animals, Timmons is the chairman of the Washington Humane Society Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Business Industry Political Action Committee Executive Committee and serves on the board of the U.S Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. He attended The Ohio State University and resides in McLean, Virginia.

Anderson Chandler is a School of Business alumnus and one of the first alumni to be honored with the School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award. Chandler, who makes the lectures possible each year, is chairman and CEO of Fidelity State Bank & Trust Co. of Topeka. Previous Chandler Lecture guests include Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, FBI agent and KU School of Business alumnus Robert Herndon and former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves.



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