Dempsey Appointed Steel Association CEO

December 2, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Board of Directors this week named Kevin Dempsey as president and CEO of the AISI. Dempsey had been serving as interim president and CEO since June when he was appointed to succeed Thomas J. Gibson. Prior to that appointment, Dempsey had served as AISI’s senior vice president for public policy and general counsel since 2009.

“Kevin Dempsey has been a driving force for the steel industry’s advocacy on our key priorities for many years. At a time when we are challenged not only by the global pandemic but by unfair trade practices and massive global steel overcapacity, the AISI member companies have the utmost confidence in Kevin’s leadership and expertise,” said John Brett, chairman of AISI and president and CEO of ArcelorMittal USA.

“I am honored and privileged at this opportunity to continue serving the American steel industry. The industry is a cornerstone of our economy, the backbone of America’s manufacturing sector, critical to our national security and the cleanest and most energy efficient of the leading steel producing industries in the world. I look forward to working with our member companies and partners to continue this momentum,” said Dempsey.

Before joining AISI, Dempsey was a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf, a global law firm, and its predecessor Dewey Ballantine LLP., and had served on Capitol Hill as counsel to Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO) and the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Dempsey’s full biography can be found here.


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