Jennifer McNelly, Executive Director of the Manufacturing Institute, will address the 2017 Executive Briefing Conference. The high-level management event runs April 23-25, 2017 at the newly refurbished Detroit Book Cadillac Hotel. 
McNelly serves as the Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute the non-profit affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). As Executive Director of the Institute,

McNelly is driving an agenda to close the manufacturing skills gap and make manufacturers in America globally competitive. 



In 2012, McNelly was named one of the inaugural 100 Women Leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
The Manufacturing Institute she heads strives to change the perception of careers in manufacturing to reflect its true status as the most advanced, high-tech industry in the country and re-establish the U.S. as the global leader in manufacturing education.  Through initiatives targeted at youth, early-career employees, women and veterans, the Institute aims to help manufacturers promote manufacturing career pathways and close the skills gap.
McNelly has extensive experience in workforce development, employee engagement, and business. Prior to joining the Institute, McNelly 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. 
McNelly currently is on the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Education Foundation Board of Directors and is the immediate past chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Advanced Manufacturing.
Registration for EBC 2017 is at The total investment for this exclusive event is $1395, which includes one registration for the event, two nights of accommodations, all meals and hospitality for the duration of the event and ground transportation during the event. The Executive Briefing Conference (EBC) provides a top-level management outlook on manufacturing and business processes. Since 2002, the EBC has won accolades for delivering powerful presentations and has become the premier venue for networking and exploring new manufacturing trends.

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