Paul Hartgen is the vice president of member and business services at the National Association of Manufacturers. In this role, he is focused on the NAM’s product and service offerings, especially to small and medium-sized members, to deliver more explicit value beyond policy. Before joining the NAM, Mr. Hartgen was a special adviser to the National Restaurant Association, providing strategic consulting, knowledge management and new channel development to increase the organization’s membership. He worked with the NRA Educational Foundation to build strategic partnerships and grow ProStart®, a culinary arts and management program geared toward high school juniors and seniors. Mr. Hartgen holds a B.A. in political science from the University of New Hampshire. He lives with his wife, Beth, and their two daughters outside of Annapolis, Maryland.