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Gordy Hulten Joins Illinois Manufacturers’ Association as Vice President, External Affairs

Gordy Hulten Joins Illinois Manufacturers’ Association as Vice President, External Affairs

Newly Created Position to Enhance IMA Brand

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) is pleased to announce that Gordy Hulten will be joining the team as Vice President of External Affairs where he will oversee its communications and advocacy efforts to help advance policy objectives and grow the IMA brand. This is a newly created position at the IMA.

“Gordy’s unique talents and expertise will help strengthen the IMA’s brand at the state capitol and throughout Illinois. We’re in a new era of advocacy with rapidly changing communications,” said Mark Denzler, incoming president & CEO of the IMA. “He has a record of accomplishment and is well respected for his innovation and strategic vision in the public and private sector.”

Hulten most recently served as the Champaign County Clerk where he oversaw a staff of seventeen people with a budget of $1.1 million. He served as president of the Illinois Association of County Clerks and Recorders and was named County Clerk of the Year in 2016.  Hulten was a Combat Engineer in the United States Army Reserve for eight years in addition to years of experience in business development.

“I’m excited to be joining one of the most respected and effective business organizations in the country,” said Hulten. “Manufacturing is the backbone of our economy and critical to our state’s success.  I look forward to enhancing the IMA’s profile and presence in Illinois.”

The IMA is focused on building an influential, innovative, and respected advocacy program that will advance policies designed to grow the state’s manufacturing sector that currently employs 570,000 men and women on factory floors today.

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