AGMA Hires Additional Events Staff Member, Bolstering AGMA Programming

February 14, 2024, Alexandria, VA — The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) has hired Katie Nichols to fill the role of Events Assistant. Nichols reports to Leah Lewis, Director, Meetings & Events, and will work alongside the events and education team.

In her role as Events Assistant, Nichols will help plan education and networking events, as well as other association programs. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola Marymount University and master’s degree in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University. Nichols has experience in events and public policy working for the Ronald Reagan Institute, U.S. House of Representatives, and National Governors Association.

“By hiring Katie, AGMA continues to demonstrate how creating value with our programming is uniquely important in supporting our members,” said Matthew E. Croson, President, AGMA. “We have a full schedule of gear education classes and networking programs already happening this year and Katie’s prior experience is a perfect fit. We are thrilled to have her on the team.”

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About AGMA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to the holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing.