Cherie Wilson is a Director of Federal & Administration Affairs for General Motors. She is responsible for developing and executing legislative and political engagement in vehicle finance, corporate governance, sustainability and diversity. Since joining GM in 2015, she executed the first executive level Congressional engagement for GM’s captive finance arm; spearheaded GM’s first cross functional Diversity and Inclusion report; and established sustainability as part of the Federal issue portfolio to better align messaging and policy development.
Previously, she served as a Vice President at M. J. Bradley & Associates (MJB&A), a strategic environmental consulting firm where she worked with corporate and NGO clients on air quality and climate change related advocacy initiatives before the EPA and Congress. Prior to joining MJB&A, Cherie held director level advocacy positions at the Electric Power Supply Association and Constellation Energy. Before joining the private sector, Cherie worked on Capitol Hill as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Aging and as a Legislative Assistant for a US Congressman on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Cherie holds a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Recognized in 2018 and 2019 as one of the Hill’s Top Lobbyists, Cherie is a 2018 CEF Sustainability Leader, an Atlantic Council Global Energy Center 2019 Women Leaders in Energy Fellow, a past board member of the Washington Government Relations Group and Co-Chair of its Diversity Task Force, a board member of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, and serves on the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Corporate Advisory Council.