Global Conference 2010
President and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers
John Engler is President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest industry trade group in America. A former three-term governor of Michigan, Engler became NAM's president in 2004. In that role, he promotes a broad-based agenda for maintaining U.S. competitiveness, opening foreign markets to U.S. manufactured goods, developing abundant domestic energy supplies and modernizing U.S. infrastructure. As governor, he signed 32 tax cuts into law — saving Michigan taxpayers some $32 billion — and helped create more than 800,000 jobs during his tenure, taking Michigan's unemployment rate to a record low. Prior to becoming Michigan's governor in 1991, Engler served for 20 years in the Michigan Legislature, including seven years as state Senate majority leader. He currently serves on the boards of Delta Airlines, Universal Forest Products, the Wolf Trap Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation and is a past chairman of the National Governors' Association.