The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has appointed Christopher L. Jahn as President & CEO, effective late October 2019. Jahn currently serves as President & CEO of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and will succeed Cal Dooley, who has led ACC since 2008 and is retiring.
“I’m honored to have been chosen to lead ACC, one of the most influential trade associations in the country and the leading voice of the domestic chemical industry at all levels of policy-making,” said Jahn.
Prior to joining TFI in 2013, Jahn served as President of the National Association of Chemical Distributors for seven years. Earlier in his career, he was President of the Contract Services Association. Jahn began his career on Capitol Hill, including a role as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Craig Thomas (R-WY).
“His demonstrated leadership on the industry’s traditional issues is coupled with his intuitive grasp of our emerging issues,” said Covestro Chairman & CEO and ACC Chairman of the Board Jerry MacCleary. “He understands our need to both build on and reimagine the chemical industry’s leadership role in advancing a safer, cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future. He’s a natural fit to build on the exceptionally strong industry reputation and foundation that Cal has established over the last 11 years.”