For Immediate Release: April 27, 2021

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 IBEW Applauds Naming of Celeste Drake as OMB Made in America Director

IBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s announcement that he is appointing Celeste Drake as the first-ever Made in America Director at the Office of Management and Budget:

“I applaud President Biden’s decision to name Celeste Drake as the nation’s first Director of Made in America at the Office of Management and Budget.  As a long-time voice for good jobs and American manufacturing, Drake brings years of experience fighting for fair trade and labor rights to the job.

This administration has made it clear that it takes rejuvenating domestic manufacturing seriously and the creation of a new Made in America Director position in the OMB is another indication that for President Biden made in America is not just a campaign slogan but a top policy priority.”


The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 775,000 members and retirees who work in a wide variety of fields, including construction, utilities, manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcasting, railroads and government.