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Positioning the Tire Manufacturing Industry for Future Success

Anne Forristall Luke
President & CEO  |  Rubber Manufacturers Association


In this presentation, we will outline the Rubber Manufacturers Association's vision for how the tire manufacturing industry should position itself for future success with federal and state policymakers.  We will discuss research on the industry’s position with public policy opinion influencers and specific messages that showcase tire manufacturers’ strengths.  Also, during this presentation, we will touch upon challenges and opportunities with the Trump Administration and other issues facing the tire industry.

Supplemental Content

On April 11, 2017, EPA announced it is soliciting public comments on its evaluation of existing regulations per EO 13777.  All public comments will be accessible online in our docket on the website identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OA-2017-0190.


Anne Forristall Luke was named President and CEO of the Rubber Manufacturers Association on November 13, 2015 and officially assumed leadership of the organization on January 1, 2016. Luke has more than 35 years of Washington government relations, public affairs and executive leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. Before joining RMA, Luke served as vice president, political and public affairs at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the trade association for off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers operating in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining and utilities industries.

Prior to AEM, Luke was president of the U.S. Tuna Foundation, representing the domestic and international business interests of the U.S. canned tuna processing industry. She also was a principal at MGN Inc., an independent government relations firm, and served as senior vice president and leader of public affairs in the Washington office of Ketchum Inc., a global public relations firm.

Luke, who holds a B.A. in Political Science from the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, began her career in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She subsequently held a variety of posts on Capitol Hill, where she worked for 10 years, including professional staff member of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. Luke has also served on the board of directors of the Public Affairs Council and BIPAC, a nonpartisan, membership-led organization dedicated to increasing the political effectiveness of America’s business community.