Track J | The Better Plants Program
For more than twelve years, Ms. Berkey-Ames has represented the interests of various trade associations before Congress and the Administration. In her role as Director, Energy and Resources Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Ms. Berkey-Ames works closely with Congress and the Administration advocating on behalf manufacturers’ interests in chemical facility security, clean air issues, energy efficiency, sustainability, hazardous and nonhazardous waste, chemicals in commerce, and environmental justice.
Prior to coming to the NAM, Ms. Berkey-Ames represented the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers where she focused on legislation impacting facility security, chemicals in commerce, cybersecurity, drones, and various modes of transportation and critical infrastructure. Ms. Berkey-Ames has also advocated on behalf of the American Public Works Association and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute in the areas of homeland security, emergency management, and energy efficiency.
Ms. Berkey-Ames holds a BA in Political Science and a MA in Applied Politics from The American University in Washington, D.C.
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