Kate Fox Wood

AEM’s Kate Fox Wood has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Federal Affairs, effective immediately.

Fox Wood is set to assume additional responsibilities associated with the strategy and day-to-day leadership of AEM’s federal advocacy efforts, including building and maintaining long-term working relationships on Capitol Hill and with the White House. She will also help guide the expansion of the association’s policy portfolio, foster greater alignment between the legislative and regulatory functions, and AEMPAC.

“I’m pleased to announce Kate Fox Wood’s promotion to Vice President, Federal Affairs,” said AEM Senior Vice President of Government and Industry Relations Kip Eideberg. “As we begin work on our upcoming 2023-2025 Strategic Plan, Kate will play  a leading role in ensuring that the Advocacy Team is well-positioned to help shape AEM’s future success.  Kate’s talent and expertise, as well as her leadership and enthusiasm, will help AEM’s mission of advocating for policies that support equipment manufacturers and the markets they serve.  We are fortunate to have her as part of the team.”

Fox Wood joined AEM in 2015 and has held various positions with increasing responsibility during her seven years with the association. She initially led AEM’s Infrastructure Vision 2050 policy-oriented thought leadership initiative and supported the association’s workforce development service area before transitioning to federal advocacy full time, focusing on infrastructure policy and the passage of the landmark 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Fox Wood serves on The Road Information Program (TRIP) Executive Committee and previously served on the board of advisors for the Eno Center for Transportation. Prior to joining AEM, she held several positions on state and federal political campaigns and served as a legislative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Due to the strong commitment from AEM member companies and staff, the equipment manufacturing industry is well-respected and trusted among policymakers for the important role it plays in the U.S. manufacturing sector,” said Fox Wood. “AEM is in a great position to maintain and build on that strong reputation, and I am excited to continue that work on Capitol Hill and with the White House.”

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