Chandra Brown is CEO of MxD, the nation’s digital manufacturing institute. Brown has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing, in both the public and private sectors. She was appointed by President Obama in 2013 to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing in the U.S. Department of Commerce. There she oversaw a broad portfolio of programs aimed at increasing the international competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers and boosting American exports. Previously, Brown worked for 19 years at Oregon Iron Works, including as its vice president, and then became CEO of its subsidiary, United Streetcar. United Streetcar was the first U.S. manufacturer to create a modern streetcar in more than 60 years.