Patty Long

Patty Long is the President of the Railway Supply Institute. Long brings over 25 years of executive experience in trade associations to RSI, most recently serving the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) as interim CEO and Chief Operating Officer with oversight of industry relations, member engagement, HR, government and regulatory affairs, and sustainability. Earlier in her career, Long worked as the Director of Communications with the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and spent 18 years at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), rising to Vice President, Policy Research and Member Communications.  Patty also taught ethics for over a decade as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University‚Äôs School of Continuing Studies.  She is a native of the Washington, DC area and is the mother of four daughters.