NAPLES, Fla. — Emily Stover DeRocco, former Assistant U.S. Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training, has been named President of the Manufacturing Institute, the research, education and workforce arm of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
"We are thrilled and gratified to have someone of DeRocco's stature, experience and insight leading the Institute," said Bob Ratliff, chairman of the Board of Trustees. "With the lack of skilled employees one of manufacturing's greatest competitive challenges, we intend to redouble our efforts in workforce development. No one is better equipped to help us accomplish that goal than Emily DeRocco."
The Board of Trustees also announced Bill Canis' appointment as Vice President for Research and Innovation. Jennifer McNelly was named Vice President for Education and the Workforce. They will direct the Institute's two major divisions, respectively.
“We have put in a place an experienced, accomplished team who can effectively meld the Institute’s two strengths — an understanding of workforce and education needs and in-depth research that helps us design and implement an action agenda to address the economic challenges we face,” DeRocco said.