Chip Yost, founder of the Homeport Group and former chief of staff to Senator Robert F. Bennett (R-UT), has joined the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as vice president for energy and natural resources policy.
“Chip’s expertise in the energy sector is valuable to manufacturers and the NAM. In addition to his public policy experience, Chip also delivers results for his clients in the private sector,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Energy policy and production are vitally important as manufacturers use one-third of the nation’s energy supply. It is critical that policies are in place to support access to affordable, reliable and secure energy sources. I am confident Chip will play an integral role in implementing the NAM’s energy policy agenda,” said Timmons.
As the founder and managing partner of the Homeport Group, Mr. Yost developed strong ties on both sides of the aisle in Congress, working on high profile issues such as tax and the environment. Additionally, he focused on several other areas in the private sector, including health care, pharmaceuticals, media relations and crisis communications.