Anne Forristall Luke, President and CEO of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association,
will deliver the keynote address on the second day of the ITEC 2022 Conference taking place on September 13-15, 2022, at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio. All ITEC attendees are invited to attend this keynote presentation.

sept 14, 2022 | 10:00am - 10:45am | main theatre

At the Intersection of Technology and Politics, Sustainability Finds its Stride

Sustainability is a journey, not a destination – a profound reality understood by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), which represents 12 of the largest tire manufacturers in the United States. USTMA President and CEO Anne Forristall Luke will discuss the industry’s economic outlook as well as a few of its most pressing sustainability priorities, including industry efforts to reduce CO2 emissions; advance sustainable and circular markets for scrap tire markets; and incorporate the use of recycled and renewable materials into new tires.


Luke will discuss the industry’s ability to respond in unprecedented ways to the opportunities presented by these sustainability challenges, thanks to recent innovations in tire design, engineering and production; the use of new materials; and new research supporting scrap tire markets (such as use in green infrastructure); and the tire industry’s important collaborations with scientific researchers, regulators and NGOs. She will also address how federal and state legislation has the potential to support and advance – or further impede – the U.S. tire industry’s most critical sustainability priorities.


Anne Forristall Luke - USTMAAnne Forristall Luke, President and CEO, USTMA 

U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association


Anne Forristall Luke has served as President and CEO of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) since January 2016. Luke has more than 35 years of executive leadership, public affairs and government relations experience in both the public and private sectors. Under her leadership, USTMA membership has grown from 8 to 12 manufacturing companies and measurably increased the reputation and influence of the U.S. tire manufacturing industry among key stakeholders, partners and policy makers.

Before joining USTMA, Luke served as vice president, political and public affairs at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the trade association for off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers operating in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining and utilities industries. She was president of the U.S. Tuna Foundation and held executive roles at MGN Inc., an independent government relations firm, and Ketchum Inc., a global public relations firm. She also held senior positions on Capitol Hill, where she worked for 10 years, specializing in environmental policy.

Luke is a member and past Chair of the Board of the Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). In 2022, she was selected as the recipient of the CMA Leadership Award, recognizing distinguished service to the manufacturing community. She has also served on the boards of the Public Affairs Council and BIPAC, a nonpartisan, membership-led organization dedicated to increasing the political effectiveness of America’s business community.