Cherie Wilson is a director of federal affairs for General Motors (GM). She is responsible for developing and executing legislative and political engagement in vehicle finance, corporate 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. She was also recommended by GM, and competitively selected, to serve as one of ten emerging leaders in North America for the Corporate Eco Forum 2018 Sustainability Leadership Development Program in Ecuador.
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 US Environmental Protection Agency 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 Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) and as a legislative assistant for Congressman Albert R. Wynn (D-MD).
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.