Grace Appelbe is the Executive Director of the Arizona Manufacturers Council. Grace has knowledge and experience in advocacy, policy, and government affairs on the state and federal levels. Prior to joining the Chamber, Grace served as Policy Advisor for Governor Doug Ducey. In this role she focused on the development and implementation of policy and worked closely with state agencies and the legislative, operations, budget and communications teams on a variety of issues including housing, real estate, economic security, workplace safety and more.
Before moving back to her home state of Arizona, Grace worked at the U.S. House of Representatives, staffing the Committee on Energy and Commerce. She also spent time engaging in advocacy and external relations at the world’s largest biotechnology trade association, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, during her time in Washington, DC.
“The Arizona Manufacturers Council is thrilled to recognize these leaders in one of the nation’s fastest growing manufacturing sectors,” AMC Executive Director Grace Appelbe said.
The Arizona Manufacturers Council is the voice of Arizona manufacturing. We are a community of makers dedicated to creating the innovations that safeguard and improve people’s lives and to providing the jobs that anchor Arizona’s economy. We are the official state affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers and we aim to promote and enhance a positive business climate for manufacturing and related industries that operate within Arizona.