Jay Timmons – National Republican Senatorial Committee

Interviewer: Dr. Michael Nelson

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Jay Timmons served one term as Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) during the 2004 election cycle. He is currently President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing association in the United States representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector. He became NAM president in January 2011.

Prior to his appointment as NAM president, Mr. Timmons was executive vice president beginning in 2008. In 2005, he joined the NAM as senior vice president of policy and government relations. His previous experience includes serving as chief of staff to Congressman, Governor and Senator George Allen (R-VA) from 1991 to 2002. When he first came to Washington in the 1980s, he served as press secretary to Congressman Jim Martin (R-NC) and later Alex McMillan (R-NC).1

1Biography of Jay Timmons, website of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), http://www.nam.org/System/Staff-Contacts/EA/Jay-Timmons.aspx.