Manager, External Relations, National Association of Manufacturers
Washington, DC

Leann Paradise is the manager of external relations for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and has been with the association since 2007. She is responsible for the execution of the NAM’s Get-Out-the-Vote program and other political engagement activities. In addition, she oversees grassroots programs outside Washington, DC, that allow members of Congress to directly interact with manufacturers and learn about the manufacturing community.

Leann previously served on the staff of former U.S. Senator George Allen (R-VA), first as an assistant scheduler in his Capitol Hill office, and later, as office manager for his 2006 Senate campaign. She holds a B.A. in history from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a native of northeast Ohio. She currently resides in Arlington, VA.