The Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA), a division of the National Association of Manufacturers, elected Barbara C. Higgens, executive director of the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute, as vice chairman. During her one-year term, Higgens will preside as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and as a member of the Nominating Committee. As vice chair, she will also be nominated to serve on the NAM board of directors as one of three council representatives and is in line to chair CMA next year.