Jon Toomey is the Government Relations Director for Coalition for a Prosperous America. He was formerly legislative counsel for a congressman on the House Ways & Means Committee. He also established the Washington DC government relations office for a mid-sized US manufacturing company.
Jon helps to develop innovative and comprehensive strategies to achieve CPA member objectives. Jon manages all facets of issue campaigns including building and leading teams to undertake lobbying, and communications. He maintains a strong network on Capitol Hill and in the administration and closely monitors the ever-evolving political landscape in order to better advance CPA's goal to establish a national trade, tax and economic strategy.
Jon builds and engages with coalitions of domestic producers and Washington think-tanks to the administration regarding domestic manufacturing and trade policy.
He works with media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and Bloomberg to get CPA's message out to the general public. In addition, his commentaries have been featured in RealClearPolitics, The Epoch Times, RealClearPolicy, and Rematec.
Jon has earned his B.A. from Arcadia University as well as receiving his J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law. He has extensive expertise in Tax & Trade Policy and Regulation, Circular Economy and Remanufacturing, Transportation Policy, Energy and Environment Policy, and Healthcare Policy.
Michael Stumo is the Chief Executive Officer of the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA). CPA is a national bipartisan organization including agriculture, manufacturing and organized labor. CPA works for policies to balance U.S. trade, create jobs and achieve broadly shared prosperity. CPA represents the interests of over 4.1 million households through its association and company members.
Michael works closely with US administration officials as well as Democratic and Republican congressional offices. He supervises the CPA Research Department which provides innovative analysis of emerging trade and tax issues, producing data-based results that sometimes challenge conventional theory.
Michael educates political, media and business leaders on issues including trade imbalances, trade enforcement, tax reform, agricultural trade, manufacturing policy, currency misalignment and related issues. He appears on American and international television (CNBC, Japan NHK World) and radio programs (BBC World Service), and speaks before domestic and international audiences. His articles on trade, tax and economics are regularly published in The Hill, the American Prospect, Breitbart, Global Trade Magazine and many other US publications.
Michael was a lawyer and litigator at Brignole, Bush and Lewis (Hartford CT) and Domina Law (Omaha NE). He was general counsel for the Organization for Competitive Markets focusing upon agriculture and antitrust.
Michael holds a B.S. from Iowa State University in Agriculture (high distinction) and a law degree from the University of Iowa (high distinction). He lives on a farm in southwest Massachusetts with his wife, Nadia, where they raised three children.
Jeff Ferry is Chief Economist at the Coalition for a Prosperous America, responsible for building CPA’s resources of original research and analysis regarding trade and industrial policies to re-establish America’s prosperity and world-leading economic growth. Jeff is an experienced economist, financial and technology journalist, technology executive, and author. His first book, The British Renaissance (Hutchinson, 1994) focused on the strategies and culture of six world-class British companies that emerged from the Thatcher era in Britain. As a journalist, he wrote for the Washington Post, Forbes Magazine, and Bloomberg News and produced documentaries on business for the BBC and other British television broadcasters.
Jeff worked in the technology industry for 15 years, for startups and industry leaders including Nortel and Sun Microsystems. While at Infinera, a global optical networking leader that manufactures chips in Silicon Valley, he was a member of an industry advisory committee at the US Department of Commerce.
Jeff was born and raised in New York City. His father worked in the New York printing industry in and was a lifelong member of the Amalgamated Lithographers of America. He has degrees in economics from Harvard University and the London School of Economics. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife and their toy Australian shepherd Bindi.
CPA Speaker's Bureau Member: Jeff Ferry is available to speak to topics of:1. The Economics of Free Trade: Theory, Fallacies, Realities2. The Downside of Globalization3. The Secrets of Economic Growth in Today’s World
Travels from: Alexandria, Virginia
Dan joined Nucor Corporation in November 1982 as Plant Metallurgist and Manager of Quality Control for Nucor Steel in Plymouth, Utah. In March 1991, Dan became General Manager of the Nucor-Yamato joint venture in Blytheville, Arkansas and became Vice President in January 1992. Dan became Executive Vice President of Nucor Corporation in September 1999, and in September 2000 he was elected President and Chief Executive Officer. Dan was elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in June 2001, and Chairman of the Board in 2006. From January 2013-January 2014 he served as Executive Chairman. He presently serves as Chairman Emeritus (effective January 2014.)
Dan served as Nucor’s CEO longer than anyone since company founder, Ken Iverson. Under Dan’s leadership, Nucor delivered dramatic growth in profits and shareholder returns. From September 2000 through the end of 2012, Nucor completed over 50 acquisitions for a total investment of $6.5 billion, and Nucor’s total shareholder return growth was 720%, which is almost four times greater than the total return of the S&P Steel Group Index and twenty-eight times greater than the S&P 500’s total return. In addition to this impressive record of profitable growth, Dan proved himself an effective champion for domestic manufacturing and rules-based, rules-enforced free trade.
Dan was appointed to the United States Manufacturing Council in 2008 by then-U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez, and served on the board until 2011. He also served on the boards of the National Association of Manufacturers and the World Steel Association on the Executive Committee. Dan currently serves on the Board of Directors for Duke Energy Corporation and continues to represent Nucor on the US Council on Competitiveness and the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA). He was appointed to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations by President Donald Trump in 2017.
Many of the nation’s leading business authorities recognized Nucor’s exceptional performance under Dan’s leadership. In 2005, BusinessWeek magazine ranked Nucor the nation’s No. 1 Company, based on sales growth and return on investment. In the coming years, Nucor made three additional appearances on the BusinessWeek 50 list. In 2008, Dan received the Charlotte Business Journal’s sixth annual “Business Person of the Year” award. The Harvard Business Review included Dan in its 2010 top 100 list of The Best Performing CEOs in the World. Institutional Investor named Dan to the 2012 All-America Executive Team and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) in January 2012 awarded Dan the prestigious Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence, noting that “[The award] gives special recognition to individuals who have provided unparalleled leadership in the steel construction industry. Recently Dan received the prestigious 2013 “Citizens of the Carolinas” award by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.
Dan was named to IndustryWeek magazine’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame in 2011 where he was one of ten members selected for the year. In describing the inductees for 2011, IndustryWeek said, “This year’s inductees have made names for themselves by challenging the established norms of their organizations, their industries and their world.” In selecting Dan IndustryWeek cited the return to shareholders during his time as CEO, his commitment to Nucor employees, his “shepherding the company through a period of unprecedented growth as well as the harrowing recession of the late 2000s (during which Nucor hewed to its no-layoff philosophy),” and his work to keep trade issues at the forefront of U.S. public policy. The magazine described DiMicco as “a leading voice for U.S. manufacturing and the nation’s steel industry,” especially for his criticism of China’s trade practices.
Dan is always quick to note that “None of these honors would have been possible without the tremendous work of my thousands of Nucor teammates.”
Dan graduated from Brown University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Science. He graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975.