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Tonya Muse

Executive Director, Council of Manufacturing Associations, National Association of Manufacturers

Tonya Muse is the Executive Director of the Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), a position that she has held since July 2014. In this capacity, she oversees the leadership, direction and management of over 250 trade association members. She engages CMA members to promote legislative, regulatory and economic policies that enhance manufacturers and is responsible for creating professional development opportunities for association leaders.

Prior to joining the NAM, Ms. Muse spent three years as Director of Membership for the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, with a membership of over 90,000 girls and adult volunteers. Under her leadership, the Council experienced three consecutive years of membership growth.

Ms. Muse spent 17 years with the Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA), serving as the Senior Vice President, as well as the Executive Director of the EMA Foundation for Paper-Based Communications, where she oversaw the day to day operations of the association and foundation. She was responsible for all donor engagement and fundraising initiatives.

Ms. Muse has a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland and is a Certified Association Executive with the American Society of Association of Executives (ASAE). In March 2016 she was named an ASAE Fellow, which is the highest designation given to association executives. She is a former member of the ASAE Foundation Board of Directors and has served as a mentor for ASAE’s Diversity Executive Leadership Program.

Ms. Muse is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organizational Management and is a past Young & Aspiring Professional named by Association Trends. Ms. Muse currently serves on the board of directors for A Wider Circle, a non-profit organization whose mission is to end poverty. She is the proud mother of three children.



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