As president and CEO of the Aluminum Association, Heidi Brock serves as the chief advocate for the full aluminum value chain in the United States, which supports nearly 700,000 American workers. The association’s 120 members make 70 percent of the aluminum and aluminum products shipped in North America.
Since joining the association as president in 2011 and becoming CEO in 2013, Brock has raised the industry’s profile and demonstrated how strategic and thoughtful advocacy can have a real world impact. Brock has been featured speaking on the industry’s behalf in the pages of The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and The New York Times as well as on CNBC, Fox Business and NPR, and many other outlets.
Under her leadership, the association has set new membership records, helped to grow the Congressional Aluminum Caucus and led the charge in two significant – and successful – trade enforcement cases. With trade at the top of the industry’s priorities, Brock has worked with her global counterparts in Canada, Europe, Japan and elsewhere to bring attention to the persistent issue of aluminum overcapacity in China.
Brock sits on the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and ASAE Foundation Boards of Directors. In 2018, she also joined the Board for DC Central Kitchen, a nationally recognized organization that develops and operates social ventures targeting the cycle of hunger and poverty. She previously served a 3-year term as a board director with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and served a 1-year term as the Chair of the NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA). Brock received the CMA Leadership Award in 2018. In addition, she is a past board member of the Carlton Club, and an active fellow of the US-Japan Leadership Program.
Prior to her role with the Aluminum Association, Brock was Vice-President of Federal and International Affairs leading the Washington D.C. office of Weyerhaeuser, a Fortune 500 company. Brock’s positions over 18 years at Weyerhaeuser included Vice-President for e-Business, Director of Strategic Planning, and Manager for Government Affairs, serving for nine years as a corporate officer.
Before joining Weyerhaeuser, she served on the staffs of former U.S. Senators Dan Evans and Slade Gorton.
Brock received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and economics from the University of Puget Sound, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University.
She is married to the Reverend Charles Brock and they have a son, Samuel.