Marty Davis is the president and chief executive officer of Cambria—the nation’s leading American-made, family-owned natural quartz surface producer.
Marty graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology. He began developing his entrepreneurial business skills at Davisco Foods International, helping transform his family’s 3rd generation creamery business into a global leader in the international dairy industry.
In 2000, Davis led the charge in founding Cambria, a brand-new family business focused on quartz countertop surfaces.
The company has also diversified and expanded to include complementary businesses, further driving the Cambria brand through Cambria Title™, Cambria Mortgage™, and Cambria Financial™. Additionally, Marty orchestrated the purchase of Sun Country Airlines in 2011, Davis then led the management of the company for the next 7 years, becoming the largest privately held airline in the United States. In 2018, Davis engineered the sale of the company to Apollo Capital Management of New York.
Deeply committed to community outreach, Marty and his wife, Anne, along with the Cambria team, founded the Camp Cambria® Foundation in 2014. The foundation’s key initiative, Camp Cambria®, is a weeklong summer camp program in Minnesota and Ontario where children living with juvenile arthritis focus on building self-esteem, managing their disease, and meeting kids just like themselves.
In 2019, Anne and Marty launched CambriaCares, a philanthropic platform in which the Cambria team endeavors to help educate and support many causes in need of direction, awareness, finance, and promotion.
Mr. Davis grew up in St. Peter, Minnesota, and currently resides with his wife Anne in Shorewood, Minnesota. Marty and Anne have four sons: Peter, Jack, Charlie, and Danny.
William J. Jones is a former chairman of Cummins Allison Corporation, where he served 29 years as CEO of his 40 years with the then privately held manufacturing company headquartered in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. He retired in 2019. Cummins Allison designs, manufactures, and distributes high-tech commercial currency and check processing equipment such as coin sorters, coin wrappers, currency counters, currency sorters, as well as currency and check scanners and ATM’s which are used by banks, governments, casinos, armored carriers, and retailers around the world. These products help to count, sort, and authenticate U.S. and foreign currencies.
Established in 1887, Cummins Allison maintains its headquarters and manufacturing facilities on a 30-acre campus in Mt. Prospect, Illinois a suburb of Chicago. All the Company’s products are designed, and more than 80% of its products are manufactured, in the United States. The Company has more than 50 directly owned sales and service branch offices/warehouses staffed by company employed sales and service representatives throughout America, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Cummins Allison products are also sold and serviced through an extensive sales and service dealer network in more than 70 countries throughout the world.
Bill Jones joined Cummins Allison in 1979 and soon thereafter distinguished himself as an inventor. He currently holds more than 100 patents issued by the United States Patent Office. Most of these patents revolve around the processing and authentication of U.S. and foreign coin and paper currency. Bill became President of the Company in 1990 and Chairman of the Company in 1994. Under his leadership Cummins Allison has been recognized as a leader in patent quality and innovation in the Chicago area.
A highly respected spokesperson on issues impacting American manufacturers, Jones has testified before Congress on America’s trade imbalance, the risks of outsourcing, and the importance of American manufacturing. Mr. Jones is committed to the promotion of government policies that will foster innovation and a strong domestic industrial base in order to maintain our nation’s high standard of living, world leadership in technology, and national defense.
Mr. Jones has served as Chairman of the Washington, D.C. based United States Business & Industry Council, a leading trade organization representing privately held American manufacturers. In addition, he was a fellow of the George H. Gallup Institute, a diverse group of American leaders who work to discover, test, and apply new solutions to social problems. He is president and a trustee of the Jones Family Trust, which provides college scholarships to minority students who reside in the City of Chicago. He is also a member of Willow Creek Community Church in Barrington, Illinois.
Mr. Jones received a B.S. in finance (1979) from Northern Illinois University where he graduated magna cum laude with honors and was designated the school’s Lincoln Scholar by the Governor of Illinois. Bill has also received an MBA in Management (1981) from Northwestern University. He lives in suburban Chicago with his wife of more than 30 years and has two children.
Andy is the Chairman and CEO of Parkdale Mills, Inc. Since 1916, Parkdale has strived to be the premier yarn spinner in the world. The company's vision for the future revolves around a perpetually changing supply chain that demands faster response, superior service, and enhanced speed to market.
The Parkdale family of companies also includes US Cotton, a leading health and beauty aide cotton products company, as well as Parkdale Advanced Materials which makes bio-degradable polymers.
Andy holds a business degree from The Citadel. He also is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's Management Development Program and the National Cotton Council's Leadership Program. Andy serves on several boards including the National Council of Textile Organizations, National Cotton Council, and Schweitzer-Mauduit. Andy has been inducted into the Citadel Business School Hall of Fame. He has won numerous awards including the Cotton, Inc. 2002 Achievement Award; Honorary Doctor of Business – The Citadel; and Man of the Year – US Textiles 2002.
Andy is committed to rebuilding US manufacturing and fighting trade cheating. He resides in North Carolina with his wife Pamela where they raised 2 children. He enjoys skiing, mountain climbing, hunting and deep sea fishing.
While Bill Parks is the Founding Director of SalesFactor.org, his professional achievements rank far and wide. Mr. Parks is a highly successful entrepreneur and business professional as the founder and president of NRS (a highly respected brand in the outdoor industry). Mr. Parks ensured NRS legacy and future by making NRS a 100% employee owned company in 2013.
Before creating NRS, Mr. Parks was a professor of finance at the Universities of Idaho and Oregon. He started NRS and proved his academic knowledge was highly applicable in the real world. Even though he retired from teaching to focus on NRS, Mr. Parks continued to share his insights on business and finance, and used his combined academic and practical experience to find solutions. He devotes much of his time to educating people about tax inequality in our corporate tax system. Mr. Parks has spoken in front of the Tax COOP of the World Bank, and other various forums. His articles can be predominately found in the highly respected Academic Journal, Tax Notes. However, some of his works can be found in more accessible publications such as USA Today and Forbes.
Stan Sorscher is Policy Advisor for the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), a union representing 80,000 workers around the country. Stan has a PhD in physics from UC Berkeley, and lives in Seattle WA.
He served on the Executive Board of the Washington State Labor Council, and is currently President of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition. He represented organized labor on the Puget Sound Regional Council Economic Development District Board. Stan was appointed by the Governor of Washington to the Washington Council on Aerospace, the Board of the Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington, and the Future of Work Task Force.
Stan has been active on trade policy, immigration policy for high-tech workers, workforce development, and has advocated for manufacturing strategies and industrial policy to rebuild US industrial capacity.
John Hansen is president of Nebraska Farmers Union. He was first elected to his two-year term in 1989 and has been re-elected every two years since. Hansen serves on a number of National Farmers Union Committees and Boards including the Executive, Budget & Audit, Legislative, and Meritorious Service committees and Foundation, PAC, and Services Association boards. Before moving to Lincoln to serve as President in 1990, he operated a diversified grain and livestock operation in Madison County, NE
Burl Finkelstein has worked at Kason Industries for over 42 years in various roles from manufacturing engineer thru VP of engineering and now serves as the Executive VP of Operations and in-house counsel. Burl has over four decades of technical work that includes product design and manufacturing process design and development. His hands-on experiences have nurtured a passion for manufacturing and a drive to make products in the United States.
Mr. Finkelstein has superb business acumen and an uncanny intuitive mechanical ability allowing him to “see” the big picture without losing the “feel” for the intricate details. He has a diverse variety of responsibilities at Kason including; general legal work including, legal defense, IP protections and negotiations, engineering oversight, process and machine troubleshooting, quality control, and company structure. Outside his regular job, he is currently Standard food equipment fabrication task group chair for National Sanitation Foundation and a member of the pyrotechnics committee for the National Fire Protection Association
Hobby activities are; building model engines in his home machine shop, professional pyrotechnics, representing the national amateur rocketry organizations in dealing with ATF, repairing electronics, restoring vintage Jaguar cars, working with NASA to promote science education thru rocketry. He enjoys playing classic rock bass, guitar and drums, house remodeling and many other craft activities.
Pam Potthoff is the former president of Women Involved in Farm Economics, which is dedicated to improving profitability in production agriculture through educational, legislative, communicative and cooperative efforts. WIFE will continue to work as a catalyst to bring about cooperation between farm organizations.
Pam farms with her husband in Trenton, Nebraska.
Mike Dolan is a trade policy specialist and lobbyist for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. A former labor lawyer and long-time political organizer, Mike brings two decades of coalition building and activism to the fight for Fair Trade. Mike has joined the Coalition for a Prosperous America at several of our meetings from California to DC and feels strongly that if CPA didn’t exist, “we’d have to invent it.”
Bullard is the CEO of the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA), the nation’s largest cattle trade association that exclusively represents independent cattle producers.
Formerly a cow/calf producer in South Dakota, Bullard also served as Executive Director of the South Dakota Public Unities Commission for over five years. He has testified on behalf of R-CALF USA before Congress and executive branch agencies, manages numerous lawsuits on behalf of the organization, and authored an antitrust paper published in the South Dakota Law Review. He has a B.S. in Political Science from Black Hills State University.
Bullard resides in Billings, Montana, and has three children: Cameron, Candace, and Callie, and five grandchildren.