Jerry Jasinowski is the former CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). He also served for more than a decade as NAM’s executive vice president and chief economist. After retiring from NAM in 2004, Mr. Jasinowski served three years as president of the Manufacturing Institute. He has also served on the boards of numerous prominent corporations including Harsco Corporation, Phoenix Companies, webMethods, and Timken.
In a previous appointment with the U.S. Congress, Mr. Jasinowski managed research and legislative activities for the Joint Economic Committee during the 1970s. Additionally, he served as director of the Carter Administration’s economic transition team and was appointed assistant secretary for policy of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
At the U.S. Air Force Academy, Mr. Jasinowski served as an assistant professor of economics. He is also the author of The Rising Tide and Making It in America, two highly regarded books on American-based manufacturing and business.
Mr. Jasinowski earned a BS in economics from Indiana University and an MA in economics from Columbia University. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.