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Monroe named next CEO of Vinyl Institute

Ned Monroe, former lobbyist for National Association of Manufacturers and other trade groups, to succeed Dick Doyle

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Oct. 9, 2018
By Lori Sharn

Longtime association lobbyist Ned Monroe has been named CEO of the Vinyl Institute.  He succeeds Dick Doyle, who previously announced that he would retire from the $5.1 million-revenue association by the end of the year.

Monroe was senior vice president of external relations at the National Association of Manufacturers before departing in January 2017 for a position with Racine, Wis.-based corporation SC Johnson.  His career includes senior political affairs positions with the National Automatic Merchandising Association, the National Restaurant Association and Associated Builders and Contractors.  

“The members of the Vinyl Institute are very pleased with the leadership and direction that Dick Doyle provided the association during his tenure, and we want to wish Dick and his family well in retirement,” said Chair Dick Mason of Shintech. “We are also thrilled to be bringing on Ned Monroe who has had a very accomplished career in both the association and corporate fields.”

Executive recruiting firm Heidrick & Struggles assisted in the search.