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AGMA Promotes Blackford to Chief Operating Officer
October 20, 2023
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) recently announced the promotion of Jenny Blackford to the organization’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). In her new role, Blackford will oversee the association’s systems and processes, enterprise wide. In addition, she will have expanded roles relative to human and technology resources and investments.
“Jenny Blackford is a recognized leader within the association space, and her value to AGMA is tremendous,” said Matthew Croson, president, AGMA. “This promotion provides her space and responsibility to continue to grow AGMA’s resources to best support our members and the organization as a whole.”
Most recently, Blackford oversaw AGMA’s Business Division, which touches all of the organization’s face-to-face events, tradeshow and training, as well as outward facing communications. She joined AGMA in 2000 as the communications manager, and has added increased responsibilities over the years, including guiding AGMA’s trade show for 15 years, and being named President of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association in 2019.
“Jenny is a pragmatic, thoughtful leader who has demonstrated the ability to move strategy to execution,” added Croson. “As COO, she will bring synergy across AGMA, and align both systems and human resources to ensure member value is leveraged to its fullest.”
"I’m honored to have learned from and assisted AGMA’s members over the past two decades and am looking forward to the new challenges in this new role as COO,” said Jenny Blackford, chief operating officer of AGMA. “Over the past few years, it has been exciting to see AGMA’s programs and membership grow, and I welcome the opportunity to guide AGMA’s staff to continue building on these successes in the future.”