Vice President & Head of U.S. Government Affairs
Brie Sachse leads Government Affairs for Siemens U.S. with responsibility to shape and drive a robust legislative and policy agenda in support of the company’s business priorities across infrastructure, manufacturing, transportation, economic development and workforce. With nearly 15 years of expertise in local, state and federal government operations, Ms. Sachse leads a team of political and policy experts that promote the company’s interests and influence outcomes that impact Siemens reputation, financial position, and ability to operate.
In this role, Ms. Sachse oversees stakeholder engagement with policymakers, industry and business associations, and other strategic partners in Washington, D.C. and nationally. Ms. Sachse joined Siemens in 2013 as a senior leader on the Corporate and Public Affairs team, where she developed a deep understanding of the company’s technology portfolio and business needs.
Prior to Siemens, Ms. Sachse held positions in the Obama-Biden Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation serving as Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs & Communications at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Director of Public Affairs at the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
She began her career in Orlando, Florida where Ms. Sachse served as Chief of Staff for Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, helping drive policy matters and key legislative priorities while managing stakeholder relationships to advance the administration's vision and goals. Before joining the City of Orlando, Ms. Sachse spent two years at the strategic communications firm Curley & Pynn. She is a member of the Washington Economic Club Emerging Leader Program and serves on various policy and advocacy committees with the Global Business Alliance, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Information Technology Industry Council, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors Business Council.
Ms. Sachse received her B.A. degree in Public Relations from the University of Central Florida, and an M.A. in Corporate Communications from Rollins College.