fbpx

Bridging the Gap Between Policy Makers and Manufacturers with Rachel Jones

In today’s episode, host Rosemary Coates welcomes Rachel Jones, who is the Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers, or what we call the NAM. She oversees the NAM’s energy and environmental policy and she has expertise on issues ranging from energy production and use to air and water quality, climate change, energy efficiency, and environmental regulations. Rachel is also an attorney and has been council to the U.S. House of Representatives, and is a key voice for manufacturing on Capitol Hill, at federal agencies, and across all forms of media. In this episode, listeners hear from Rachel as she explains how she ended up in her position at the NAM, and how she uses her knowledge as an attorney to solve problems by bridging the gap between policymakers and manufacturers. She also highlights the opportunities for shared learning, both about sustainability practices and legislation, within the NAM and their partner organizations. Collaborating to create tailored, thoughtful, and comprehensive policies is key to addressing issues within the industry, and the NAM is holding folks accountable to make sure that it happens. Tune in to find out more!

Rachel-Jones

Meet Our Guest, Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones is vice president of energy and resources policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Ms. Jones oversees the NAM’s energy and environmental policy work and has expertise on issues ranging from energy production and use to air and water quality, climate change, energy efficiency and environmental regulation. She is a key voice for manufacturing on Capitol Hill, at federal agencies and across all forms of media.

Before joining the NAM, Jones was the environment and energy counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, where she advised the Committee on EPA, Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, FERC, NASA, NOAA and the White House Office of Science and Technology activities. She served as a legal fellow for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and as executive student notes and comments editor for the Energy Law Journal.

Ms. Jones’s relentless drive has made her a powerful advocate for our members and a respected voice on the Hill and in the Administration on issues ranging from environmental policy to energy production to infrastructure and regulatory issues.

Ms. Jones has a B.A. from Oklahoma Baptist University and a J.D. from University of Tulsa College of Law.

Rosemary Coates 2019 (1)

Meet Your Host, Rosemary Coates

Ms. Coates is the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute and the President of Blue Silk Consulting, a Global Supply Chain consulting firm. She is a best-selling author of: 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China and 42 Rules for Superior Field Service and The Reshoring Guidebook. 

Ms. Coates lives in Silicon Valley and has worked with over 80 clients worldwide. She is also an Expert Witness for legal cases involving global supply chain matters.  She is passionate about Reshoring.