The Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA), a division of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), elected Barbara C. Higgens as vice chairman.

The Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA), a division of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), elected  Barbara C. Higgens, executive director of the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute, as vice chairman. The council comprises more than 225 manufacturing trade associations.

During her one-year term, Higgens will preside as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and as a member of the Nominating Committee. She will also be nominated to serve on the NAM board of directors as one of three council representatives and is in line to chair CMA next year.

Higgens has served on CMA’s board since 2002. She also holds positions on a number of industry committees, including the United States Department of Commerce Industry Trade Advisory Committee and the Procurement Committee for World Vision’s Storehouse. She also chairs special interest groups within the Association Forum of Chicago.