Scott N. Paul is President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), a partnership established in 2007 by some of America’s leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union. Mr. Paul and AAM have worked to make American manufacturing a top-of-mind issue for voters and our national leaders through effective advocacy, innovative research, and a savvy public relations strategy.
AAM has hosted nearly forty “Keep It Made in America” town hall meetings and a presidential candidates’ forum on manufacturing. Its reports on China’s currency and environmental policies, Buy America laws, clean energy manufacturing, and infrastructure investment have shaped national public policy debates. The AAM book Manufacturing a Better Future for America (2009) and its 2010 Manufacturing Plan have provided the framework for several key industrial sector, procurement, and trade policies offered by Democratic and Republican manufacturing advocates in Congress, as well as the Administration.
Mr. Paul has testified before seven committees of the House and Senate. He frequently appears on television news shows, and regularly blogs at Huffington Post, CNBC, and Industry Week.
Prior to forming AAM, Mr. Paul worked on the legislative staff of the AFL-CIO.
Mr. Paul served (and interned) on Capitol Hill at various times from 1987 to 2001. He concluded his work in Congress as the chief foreign policy and trade advisor to House Democratic Whip David E. Bonior (D-MI).
Mr. Paul earned a B.A. in Foreign Service and International Politics from Penn State and an M.A. with honors in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Raised in the small town of Rensselaer, Indiana, he currently resides in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his spouse Ilisa Halpern Paul and twin boys.