WASHINGTON — National Association of Manufacturers President John Engler today announced that Emily Stover DeRocco will become President of the Manufacturing Institute’s National Center for the American Workforce and a Senior Vice President of the NAM.
As Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration since 2001, DeRocco was responsible for managing an annual budget of more than $10 billion funding the country’s workforce investment system. She represented the U.S. in numerous international forums and led boards and commissions in areas ranging from the future of the aerospace industry to the aging of the American workforce, and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Interagency Working Group on Manufacturing, Education and Workforce Committee. She also served as vice chair of the Secretary of Defense’s Base Realignment and Closure Economic Adjustment Committee.
“The government’s loss is our gain,” Engler said. “The NAM has made substantial progress through our Dream It! Do It! campaign encouraging bright young people to pursue careers in modern manufacturing. Emily will take this excellent program to a higher level as we create an enticing career path into the future that millions of our best and brightest young people will want to pursue.”