Cal Dooley is President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC).
Under his leadership, ACC has achieved some of its greatest successes in recent memory. In 2017, Mr. Dooley led industry efforts in helping secure the historic “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” that included key provisions that improve and support a vibrant and competitive U.S. chemical industry and manufacturing sector. In 2016, following years of bipartisan negotiations, Mr. Dooley oversaw the passage and enactment of the “The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” legislation which reformed the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 and ushered in a new era for U.S. chemical regulations. Prior to that, Mr. Dooley’s leadership led to the reauthorization and reform of the Surface Transportation Board; a four-year authorization of the “Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards” program; and passage and enactment of the “Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act,” providing industry a safe harbor against lawsuits when voluntarily sharing & receiving info on cyber threats and defenses.
Prior to joining ACC, Dooley served as President and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Products Association. Earlier, Dooley represented the 20th District of California as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991 to 2004.
Dooley holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in management from Stanford University.