Jennifer McNelly serves as the Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute the non-profit affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Jennifer has extensive experience in workforce development, employer engagement, and business. Prior to joining the Institute, Jennifer was a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) for the U.S. Department of Labor. Her strong private-sector experience includes serving as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, LLC. Jennifer currently served as the Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Advanced Manufacturing 2012-2014 and is currently a member of Global Agenda Council on the Future of Manufacturing; the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Education Foundation; and the SME Education Foundation Board. In 2012, Jennifer was named one of the inaugural 100 Women Leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).