Cassi Zumbiel is the National Director, Workforce Initiatives and Policy at The Manufacturing Institute, the non-profit affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). In her role, Ms. Zumbiel assists in the development, launch, and growth of creative workforce programs for the manufacturing industry in a variety of regions across the U.S.
Prior to joining the Institute, Ms. Zumbiel worked at the NC Chamber as the Policy Development Manager in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was responsible for researching, collecting and analyzing state policy and data on various subjects such as education and talent supply, infrastructure, business climate, and entrepreneurship. She managed numerous projects including completing over eight studies that led to changes in legislation at the state level. Zumbiel also created and managed the NC Chamber Foundation Apprenticeship Council.
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Ms. Zumbiel currently resides in Washington, D.C. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication-Public Relations with a minor in Nonprofit Studies and a Master’s in Public Administration from NC State University.