Thomas J. Gibson

THOMAS J. GIBSON, President and CEO, American Iron and Steel Institute

Thomas J. Gibson is the president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). In this role, Gibson has spearheaded AISI’s advocacy efforts on issues critical to the North American steel industry since 2008 with the goal of effectively taking the steel industry’s story to decision makers at all levels of government.

Prior to joining AISI, he led the advocacy programs of the American Chemistry Council and the Portland Cement Association, establishing a strong track record of achieving legislative objectives by working with both Democrats and Republicans. Gibson has also served as chief of staff to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrators Christine Todd Whitman and Michael Leavitt and staffed the Senate Environmental Public Works committee.

Gibson recently served as chairman of the National Manufacturers Association’s Council of Manufacturing Associations. He received the communicator of the year award from the World Steel Association in 2013 and is also regularly quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, American Metal Market, Politico and Reuters.

Gibson is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate with a Master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center.