Meet the FAME USA Team
Crafting Manufacturing Excellence

At FAME USA, we’re your solution to the challenge of securing skilled technicians. Our unique approach resolves a critical challenge faced by employers in the manufacturing sector – the scarcity of skilled technicians with a comprehensive skill set for long-term employment and value.

Our team has over 15 years of combined expertise in FAME chapter support, spanning economic development, higher education, industry, technology, project management, and policy. Whether you’re starting or leveling up your program, our prepared and enthusiastic team is here to guide your journey to success through FAME.

TONY DAVIS

National Director,
FAME USA

“Each day is an opportunity to expand the new American model of skills training to more manufacturers and change more lives doing so.”

TONY DAVIS

tdavis@nam.org • (318) 348-1318

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ALISYN JACKSON

Deputy Director,
FAME USA

“I love that FAME highlights the power of collaboration that helps companies find skilled workers and people find quality jobs.”

ALISYN JACKSON

ajackson@nam.org • (202) 637-3020

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Michelle Duong

MONICA DUONG

Senior Program Manager,
FAME USA

“FAME USA fuels my passion for driving innovation, empowering individuals, strengthening industries, and shaping tomorrow.”

MONICA DUONG

mduong@nam.org • 202-637-3124

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Ashlynn Read

ASHLYNN READ

Associate Director,
FAME USA

“FAME USA brings immense fulfillment, emphasizing transformative collaboration to attract the world's best talent. This commitment fuels my passion for impacting lives and reinforces the belief in the power of education for positive change.”

ASHLYNN READ

aread@nam.org • (202) 637-3069

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POOJA TRIPATHI

Senior Director,
Workforce Initiatives

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POOJA TRIPATHI

ptripathi@nam.org • (202) 637-3003

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Our team has the right experience to assist with all aspects of FAME Chapter development.

15+ years combined experience working with FAME chapters​

Economic development training and experience​

Experience leading and working with Chambers of Commerce, Manufacturing Associations, Workforce Development Boards, and Manufacturing Extension Partnerships​

State-level K12 education and national workforce policy​

Community college administration, program support, and curriculum development​

Public-Private Partnerships​

Federal grants—USDOL, Commerce, EDA​

SaaS support and development​

Program and system integration management