Kevin Washington

Head of Government Affairs, Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Kevin Washington joined Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) as the company’s first executive to focus exclusively on Federal Government Affairs by launching a Washington, DC office in 2012. In 2014, his role expanded to include global government affairs responsibility across the ITW Enterprise. ITW is a Fortune 250, diversified manufacturing company with operations in 56 countries around the world. ITW businesses manufacture commercial and industrial products across a number of industry segments, including transportation, welding equipment and accessories, construction products, commercial-grade food equipment and medical products.

Mr. Washington came to ITW from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), where he conducted AHAM’s Congressional and state-level advocacy on a range of energy, environment, product safety and business issues of interest to the appliance manufacturing industry.

Preceding his private sector experience, Mr. Washington’s public service career included senior appointments for former President George W. Bush, and senior leadership staff positions for former House Majority Leader Richard Armey and former GOP Conference Chair and Speaker of the House John Boehner.

A fifth-generation Texas native, Mr. Washington resides in Washington, DC.

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