Results from 2016

"What the Next President Should Do About U.S. Manufacturing: An Agenda for the First 100 Days"

A conference convened by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (IU SPEA) on September 14, 2016 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Thank you for attending the conference!

Important details

Education and Manufacturing

Tom Duesterberg
Duesterberg is the former executive director of the Aspen Institute's Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century Program.

International Trade, China, and TPP

Tom Sneeringer and Terry Straub 
Sneeringer is a partner at RSM US LLP
Straub is a former senior vice president for public policy and governmental affairs at U.S. Steel.

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Energy

Rob Atkinson
Atkinson is president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

U.S. Manufacturing and National Security

Scott Paul
Paul is president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

Tax Policy and Manufacturing

Hap Shashy
Shashy is a partner at King & Spalding.

U.S. Manufacturing and Regulatory Reform

Paul Noe
Noe is vice president for public policy at American Forest & Paper Association.

“What the Next President Should Do About U.S. Manufacturing:
An Agenda for the First 100 Days”*

September 14, 2016
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20045

7:45 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast Opens

8:30-8:45 a.m.: Welcome and Introduction

    • John D. Graham, Dean, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs
    • Gil Kaplan, Partner, King & Spalding; Founder, Conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing; Co-founder, Initiative on U.S. Manufacturing and Public Policy

8:45-9:00 a.m.:

    • Jason Miller, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director, US National Economic Council

9:00-9:15 a.m.: How to Rebut the 'U.S. Manufacturing Has Never Been Healthier, so Don't Blame Trade' Argument'

    • Rob D. Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

9:15-9:30 a.m.: Remarks by Senator Coons

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Education and Manufacturing Panel: Is there a Skills Gap and how Do We Fill it?

Location: Ballroom

Moderator: 

    • Tom Duesterberg, Former Executive Director, Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century Program, The Aspen Institute; Co-founder, Initiative on U.S. Manufacturing and Public Policy

Panelists:

    • Ron Ault, Former President, Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO
    • Robert I. Lerman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, American University; Institute Fellow, Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute
    • Mike Petters, President and CEO, Huntington Ingalls Industries
    • Sue Smith, Vice President for Technology Division, Ivy Tech Community College

10:30-10:45 a.m.: U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

10:45-12:00 p.m.: International Trade, China, and TPP Panel

Location: Ballroom

Moderator: 

    • Terry Straub, Former Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Steel; Co-founder, Initiative on U.S. Manufacturing and Public Policy

Panelists:

    • Dan DiMicco, Former CEO and Chairman, Nucor Corporation
    • Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
    • Leo Gerard, President, United Steel Workers
    • Ralph E. Gomory, Former Senior Vice President for Science and Technology, IBM; Research Professor, New York University Stern School of Business
    • Stephen P. Vaughn, Partner, King & Spalding; Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

12:00-1:00 p.m.: Lunch and Keynote Speaker

    • Mike Petters, President and CEO, Huntington Ingalls Industries 
      • Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) is America's largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 35,000 people in its shipyards and engineering facilities. HII has built all of America’s aircraft carriers.

1:00-1:15 p.m.: Study on Economic Value Add in Manufacturing 

    • Presentation by Stephen Gold, President and CEO, Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)

1:15-2:30 p.m.: U.S. Manufacturing and National Security Panel

Location: Ballroom

Moderator: 

Panelists

    • Brigadier General John Adams, U.S. Army, Retired, President of Guardian Six Consulting LLC
    • Norman R. Augustine, Retired Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation; Former Member, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush
    • Elana Broitman, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
    • Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired; Associate Vice President for Veterans Research; Executive Director, Military Partnerships; USF research & Innovation, University of South Florida

1:15-2:30 p.m.: Tax Policy and Manufacturing Panel

Location: Holeman Lounge

Moderator: 

    • Hap Shashy, Partner, King & Spalding; Former Chief Counsel for the IRS

Panelists:

    • Donald Bruce, Professor, The University of Tennessee
    • David P. Lewis, Vice President, Global Taxes & Chief Tax Executive, Eli Lilly and Company 
    • Patrick Wilson, Director, Government Relations, Cummins Inc.
    • Representative Tom Reed (R-NY)

2:30-3:15 p.m.: Remarks by Gene Sperling

3:15-3:30 p.m.: Reshoring and FDI: Proof that Millions of Manufacturing Jobs Can be Brought Back with the Right Policies

    • Presentation by Harry Moser:  Founder and President, Reshoring Initiative

3:30-3:45 p.m: Coffee Break

3:45-5:15 p.m.: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Energy Panel

Location: Ballroom

Moderator: 

    • Rob D. Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Panelists:

    • Drew Greenblatt, President, Marlin Steel Wire Products
    • Susan Helper, AT&T Professor of Economics, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
    • Jerry Jasinowski, Former CEO, National Association of Manufacturers
    • Meg King, Strategic and National Security Advisor to the Wilson Center President and Director, Digital Futures Project
    • Sridhar Kota, Herrick Professor of Engineering at University of Michigan and Director of the Institute for Manufacturing Leadership and Leader of Foresight:  The Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight
    • Paul Mitchell, President and CEO, Energy Systems Network
    • Laura Taylor-Kale, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. Department of Commerce

3:45-5:15 p.m.: U.S. Manufacturing and Regulatory Reform Panel

Location: Holeman Lounge

Moderator: 

    • Paul Noe, Vice President for Public Policy, American Forest and Paper Association

Panelists:

    • Cal Dooley, CEO, American Chemistry Council; Former U.S. Congressman 
    • Susan Dudley, Director, The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center
    • E. Donald Elliott, Senior of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP; Former Assistant Administrator and General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    • Karen Kerrigan, President and CEO, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council

5:15-7:00 p.m.: Reception

* Schedule as of 9.6.16, subject to change. Speakers, moderators, and panelists will be added as confirmed.

  • Rob Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Gurminder Bedi, Managing Partner, Compass Acquisitions, LLC; Industry Operating Partner, Wynnchurch Capital Ltd.; and IU SPEA Dean's Council
  • Kathleen L. Benner, Associate, King & Spalding
  • Tamara L. Browne, Director of Governmental Affairs, Schagrin Associates
  • Alok R. Chaturvedi, Professor and Director of SEAS Laboratory, Purdue University
  • Jerry N. Conover, Director, Indiana Business Research Center, IU Kelley School of Business
  • Elaine M. Cooney, Chair, Department of Engineering Technology and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, IUPUI
  • Lauren Donoghue, Legislative Specialist, King & Spalding
  • Tom Duesterberg, Former Executive Director, The Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century Program, Aspen Institute
  • Lori Garraghty, Executive Director, Development and Alumni Relations, IU SPEA
  • John D. Graham, Dean, IU SPEA
  • Jim Hanchett, Director, Marketing and Communications, IU SPEA
  • Lisa Harris, Administrative Assistant, King & Spalding
  • Jerry Jasinowski, Past President and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers and IU SPEA Dean's Council 
  • Susan Johnson, Senior Director, Development, IU SPEA
  • Gilbert Kaplan, Partner, King & Spalding;  and Founder, Conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing
  • Pippa Malmgren, Founder, DRPM Group, and IU SPEA Dean's Council
  • Dana Marshall, Founder and President, TransNational Strategy Group
  • Dana Mead, Retired Chair, MIT Corporation
  • Pat Mulloy, Former Commissioner U.S. Government’s U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission
  • Mohamed Razi Nalim, Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI 
  • Douglas Noonan, Assistant Professor, IUPUI SPEA
  • Elizabeth Owerbach, Associate, King & Spalding
  • Scott Paul, President, Alliance for American Manufacturing
  • David Roberts, President, Battery Innovation Center
  • Hap Shashy, Partner, King & Spalding
  • Sue Smith, Vice President, Technology Division, Ivy Tech Community College
  • Rebecca Snedegar, Administrative Coordinator, Environmental Sciences, IU SPEA
  • Tom Sneeringer, Executive Director, Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws
  • Tom Snyder, President, Ivy Tech Community College
  • Ian Steff, Senior Advisor, Nanotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing, State of Indiana, Indiana Economic Development Corporation
  • Terry Straub, Former Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Steel and IU SPEA Dean's Council
  • Jeffrey Telep, Partner, King & Spalding
  • Melanie Walker, CEO and President, Tsuchiya Group North America Tasus Corporation and IU SPEA Dean's Council
  • Patrick Wilson, Director, Government Relations, Cummins Inc.

The views expressed at this conference are those of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the views of Indiana University or the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.


This event is intended to serve as a voter education event. All candidates received invitations to participate in this event. The opinions expressed by any speaker, including candidates or their representatives, do not represent the views of Indiana University. Indiana University does not endorse or provide resources to support or oppose particular candidates for political office or political parties.

Conference Co-sponsors

  • Alliance for American Manufacturing
  • Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws
  • Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • King & Spalding
  • Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation 
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Kirsten Gronbjerg