Head of External Affairs – Midwest Region
Based in Chicago, Judy leads regional teams of business development managers, engineers and product experts to consult on, develop, and implement business, legislative and crisis management strategies. Her strategies are cross-sector, spanning energy, transportation, buildings, water/wastewater, Internet of Things (IoT), resiliency and sustainability. Prior to this role, Judy spent 7 years at Siemens driving it’s Smart City Business Development strategy in the Midwest winning projects ranging from helping cities and utilities plan for electric vehicles; to reimaging the passenger experience in airports; to using data and predictive analytics to help wastewater plant managers optimize energy consumption; to connecting enterprise systems in buildings to improve tenant experiences and drive value.
Judy is a Siemens certified Key Account Manager; within her 1st year at Siemens Judy was awarded the Siemens Top 25 award for Regional Account management.
Judy holds a Juris Doctor degree from Chicago Kent College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She spent 16 years as a public servant working as a criminal prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and in high-ranking roles in the City of Chicago and Chicago Park District, including federal, state and local lobbying for the Mayor’s Office and managing Chicago’s Procurement and Facilities Department’s before joining Siemens. She is recognized as a strong strategist with a collaborative approach and exceptional loyalty to her teammates.
Working everyday to re-imagine the lives of citizens one data set at a time.- Judy Martinez-Faye