WASHINGTON: The Brunswick Group has hired Jerry Jasinowski, former head of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), as a senior adviser.
Jasinowski's role at Brunswick will be part time, and he will continue in his other position as president of the Manufacturing Institute, the research and education division of NAM.
"There aren't too many people ... in Washington that have his combination of policy smarts and business smarts," said David Shapiro, Brunswick partner and DC office head. "That is the field where we work, and we thought it was pretty logical."
Jasinowski led NAM as its president and CEO from 1990 to 2004, helping to build it into one of the most powerful lobbies on Capitol Hill. Before joining NAM, he was an assistant secretary for policy at the US Department of Commerce during the Carter administration.