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Michele Nash-Hoff has been in and out of San Diego’s high-tech manufacturing industry since starting as an engineering secretary at age 18. Her career includes being part of the founding team of an electronic component manufacturer and working in the Marketing Department of Cubic Corporation’s Military Systems Division. She took a hiatus from the high-tech industry for several years, during which time she graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish and was a substitute teacher at a private elementary school.

After returning to the industry, Michele became Vice President of a sales agency covering 11 of the western states. After three years, Michele left the company in 1985 to form her own sales agency, ElectroFab Sales, to work with companies to help them select the right manufacturing processes for their new and existing products.

In 1998, Michele also served as manager of the San Diego Enterprise Center, a new business incubator for start-up companies, while continuing to run ElectroFab. The National Business Incubation Association published Michele’s first book, For Profit Business Incubators, that same year.

Michele has been president of the San Diego Electronics Network, the San Diego Chapter of the Electronics Representatives Association, and The High Technology Foundation, as well as several other professional and non-profit organizations. Michele was an active member of the Soroptimist International of San Diego and is a 1994 graduate of San Diego’s leadership program (LEAD San Diego).   

Michele earned a certificate in Total Quality Management in 1993 and a Yellow Belt in Lean Six Sigma in 2014.           

Michele served as Vice President of Industry Reimagined 2030, a new non-profit whose mission is to change the narrative of American manufacturing from one of “inevitable decline” to “vibrant opportunity, through June 2023. Michele is also a director on the board of the American Jobs Alliance and the San Diego Inventors Forum. Michele was Chair of the California chapter of the Coalition for a Prosperous America from 2013-2018.

Michele is the author of Rebuild Manufacturing – the key to American Prosperity, available at amazon.com, which is a sequel to the 2009 and 2012 edition of Can American Manufacturing Be Saved? Why We Should and How We Can. Michele wrote a column for Industry Week's enewsline from 2011-2018 and currently blogs for Saving US Manufacturing, Made in America Movement and American Jobs Alliance

Michele is married to Michael Hoff and has raised two sons and two daughters. Michele enjoys spending time with her two grandsons and six granddaughters. Her favorite leisure activities are hiking in the mountains, swimming, doing yoga, gardening, reading, and painting.