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Jerry Jasinowski    

Former CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

Jerry Jasinowski is the former CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), an economist, author, and a member of many significant private, public, and nonprofit boards. He offers economic expertise and a deep understanding of the issues facing global manufacturing. A frequent guest of top news programs like Meet the Press and Bloomberg, his knowledge covers political, economic, and manufacturing trends and developments, and he pens a weekly column on the Huffington Post.

National Association of Manufacturers. Before serving as CEO of the NAM for 14 years, Jasinowski was its executive vice president and chief economist for 10. He was a proponent of a national, e-commerce-centric strategy to boost economic growth and improve opportunities for small- and medium-size manufacturers. After retiring, Jasinowski spent three years as president of the Manufacturing Institute. He has served on several corporate boards.

Renown and Washington Influence. Jasinowski has held the confidence of five presidents and numerous legislators, state officials, foreign dignitaries, and prominent journalists. He was assistant professor of economics at the U.S. Air Force Academy and managed research and legislative activities for the Joint Economic Committee of Congress in the 1970s. He also served as director of the Carter administration’s economic transition team and assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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The Global Economic and Business Environment and How To Compete and Grow in an Age of Turbulence.

With knowledge covering a wide range of political, economic, and manufacturing trends and developments, Jasinowski identifies the megatrends that will impact the global economy, government policies that can spur economic growth, and best practices that will help companies to succeed. In addition to his vast experience leading a complex business organization, Jasinowski brings to the table economic expertise and a deep understanding of the issues facing global manufacturing.

In his presentation, Jasinowski discusses 10 areas that affect success in the modern business environment: (1) Economic growth; (2) Manufacturing recovery; (3) Corporate actions: Large and small businesses; (4) The frugal consumer, housing, and unemployment; (5) Federal Reserve Qe2: Stocks/dollars/gold; (6) Global cross currents: China/Europe/Brazil/Japan; (7) Jobs and investing in people; (8) Deficits, debt and the size of government; (9) The Washington scene; and (10) Making it in America.

He also delineates five key areas of competitive opportunity: (1) Global flexibility; (2) Product and process innovation; (3) Productivity gains and cost savings; (4) Investing in human capital; and (5) Strategic acquisitions.

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