The speaker at this year’s Annual Montana AFL-CIO Convention Leadership Luncheon will be Kim Glas.
Kim Glas is the Executive Director of the BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs while growing a clean energy economy.
Over the past 15 years, Kim Glas has served in senior leadership positions in the Obama administration and the U.S. House of Representatives, most recently serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods, and Materials at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In that capacity, she worked to improve the domestic and international competitiveness of the broad product range of U.S. textiles, apparel, consumer goods, metals and mining, forest products, and chemicals and plastics manufacturing sectors and industries.
Prior to her service in the Obama administration, Ms. Glas served for 10 years on Capitol Hill, working extensively on manufacturing, trade, and economic policy issues for Congressman Mike Michaud from Maine and Congressman John LaFalce from New York. As Deputy Chief of Staff/Legislative Director for Congressman Mike Michaud, she led efforts in the House of Representatives to establish the House Trade Working Group, a bipartisan organization consisting of members of Congress, staff, labor, environment, and consumer groups that served as a key coalition in the House on trade and manufacturing issues.