From the CEO & Board Chair: Answer the Call - Help Industry Return Stronger

AME | June 26, 2020


North American industry and the economy are facing unprecedented challenges brought on by the global pandemic. Organizations are grappling with employee engagement, supply chain disruptions, retraining employees, implementing new safety procedures and other complex, pandemic-related issues.

Industries and organizations that work quickly to implement lean methods, empower employees and adopt a continuous improvement mindset will have the best chance to survive and even thrive during and after the pandemic.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, AME needs your support in order to continue the important work we do for industries. A well-funded AME provides trainings and guidance that are crucial to overcoming the extraordinary challenges facing every sector of North American industry: manufacturing, health care, finance, technology, services, government and more.

Our mission is to inspire a commitment to enterprise excellence through experiential learning by bringing people together to share, learn and grow.

And our work is essential to essential businesses.

Today we are launching Return Stronger, a comprehensive fundraising campaign to help AME and North American industry. Your support of Return Stronger is a vote to empower AME to help the organizations we serve by:

  • Increasing virtual offerings
  • Advocating for reshoring, LeanShoring™ and nearshoring initiatives
  • Supporting the next generation of lean leaders
  • Continuing our original thought leadership content

We invite you to learn more about the Return Stronger campaign priorities and why AME is uniquely suited to help industry overcome the unprecedented challenges we all face. Please visit for information about this important effort and to make your tax-deductible contribution today. There you will also find information about corporate matching programs and corporate and foundation gifts.

Together with your support, we will help North American industry return stronger today, and be better prepared for the challenges we will undoubtedly face tomorrow.


Kimberlee Humphrey
President & CEO

William C. Fierle
Chair, Board of Directors


P.S. Your gift matters to AME and the lean community we serve. It is a vote for AME and North American industry. Donate to the Return Stronger movement today!