Chris Jahn
President and Chief Executive Officer, American Chemistry Council

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Chris Jahn

Chris Jahn is President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the leading association representing the $553-billion U.S. chemicals industry. In this role, Jahn is responsible for driving a pro-growth, science-based public policy agenda that fosters the development of groundbreaking products to improve lives; creates jobs and economic expansion; and enhances public and environmental health and safety.

Jahn joined ACC in 2019 after serving six years as President and CEO of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), where he advocated for policies and regulations focused on enhancing security, free trade, environmental protection, worker health and safety, and farm bill and conservation programs to promote the use of fertilizer.

Prior to joining TFI in 2013, Jahn served as president of the National Association of Chemical Distributors for seven years. Earlier in his career he was president of the Contract Services Association. Jahn began his career on Capitol Hill, including time as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Craig Thomas (R-WY).

Jahn earned an MBA from the University of Maryland and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University in New York. 

A native of Wyoming, Chris and his family live in Fairfax Station, Virginia.


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