Anne Forristall Luke
Anne Forristall Luke was named President and CEO of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association – formerly the Rubber Manufacturers Association – on November 13, 2015 and officially assumed the helm 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. Since joining USTMA, Luke has successfully rebranded and refocused the Association, a 100-year-old organization, to accurately reflect the membership, strategy and vision of the organization representing U.S. tire manufacturers.
Before joining USTMA, 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. In addition to political and public affairs, Luke led the marketing and public relations departments and was a senior member of the association’s executive leadership team. 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. She was included in the “Crain 100 – 100 Innovators, Disruptors and Change-Makers in Business,” published by Crain Communications, the award-winning national business publications company, and has been featured in CEO Update, numerous trade publications and the Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill.