WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has named public affairs veteran Anne Forristall Luke to the newly created position of vice president of government affairs in the association’s Washington, DC office. AEM is the international trade and business development resource for more than 750 companies that manufacture equipment, products and services used worldwide in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining and utility fields.
Luke will work closely with AEM’s vice president of global public policy and association committees to expand relationships with Congressional offices, the executive branch, federal agencies and the public. The goal is to increase awareness and understanding of the key issues and positions of the AEM membership and the entire off-road equipment industry.
Before joining AEM, Luke was president of the U.S. Tuna Foundation. Prior to that she was a principal at MGN, an independent government relations firm, and served as senior vice president and director of public affairs in the Washington office of Ketchum. She also held a variety of government posts, including legislative director for former Congressman Dennis Eckart (D-Ohio).