The American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI) announced today that Parks D Shackelford, a veteran and respected Washington government official and consultant, has been chosen as the association's new president. He will succeed Carlos Moore, who has served as ATMI's CEO since 1985.  

As president, Shackelford will serve as the association's chief executive officer responsible for the day-to-day operation of ATMI, subject to the policies and direction of the ATMI Board of Directors and ATMI chairman. He will also serve as ATMI's chief lobbyist.

Over the past decade and a half, Parks Shackelford has held a number of high-level congressional and administration posts, including: staff director for the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Cotton, Rice & Sugar; deputy administrator for State and County Operations at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA); assistant deputy administrator for Farm Programs at the USDA; and associate administrator for Farm Policy at the USDA.  Immediately prior to joining ATMI, he headed The Shackelford Company, an independent consulting firm he founded.

Shackelford will become only the fourth president in ATMI's 53-year history.