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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), an organizational member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has announced an upcoming change to its senior leadership team. John Engler has resigned from his position as president and CEO to become president of the Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of CEOs of U.S. companies working on solutions to some of the world's most difficult challenges. Jay Timmons, who previously served as the NAM's executive vice president, has been named president and CEO, effective January 2011.

Mr. Engler spent six years at the NAM, leading the organization to unprecedented growth in influence and membership. Under his leadership, the NAM helped win adoption of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) in 2005. Since September 2005, he has been vice chairman of the president's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN), the U.S. government's senior trade advisory panel.

Mr. Engler served as the governor of Michigan from 1991 to 2003. Prior to that he spent 20 years in the Michigan legislature, including seven years as state senate majority leader. He graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor of science in agricultural economics and earned a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Prior to his promotion, Mr. Timmons oversaw the NAM's policy development, communications, government relations, and advocacy efforts. He previously served as senior director of government relations at Tew Cardenas, LLP, and as founder and president of New Century Strategies, a consulting firm.

During the 2004 election cycle, Mr. Timmons was the executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. He served as chief of staff for George Allen when Mr. Allen was a U.S. senator from 2001 to 2002 (R-VA), Virginia governor from 1994 to 1998, and a U.S. representative from 1991 to 1993.

HIMSS Analytics, a subsidiary of ANSI member the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), announced the appointment of Marc Holland as vice president, market research. He will be responsible for providing strategic direction for organizational services and managing the staff and activities related to the collection and reporting of data for the HIMSS Analytics Database.

Mr. Holland has over 35 years of experience as an information technology executive and industry analyst in the healthcare, banking, and government sectors. Before joining HIMSS, he served as the president of Systems Research Services, and in senior management positions with several healthcare and technology market research consulting firms. He previously spent 14 years at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City in a variety of information systems and operations analysis management positions.

Mr. Holland holds a M.S. in industrial engineering and operations research from New York University and a B.S. in management science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.

HIMSS is a not-for-profit organization focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. HIMSS Analytics provides comprehensive healthcare data and research to support improved decision-making for healthcare delivery organizations, healthcare IT companies, state governments, financial companies, pharmaceutical companies, and consulting firms.

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