Abby L Watson, Board Member | Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Abby Watson leads government and institutional relations for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in North America, covering policy and regulatory issues in all fifty states and Canada. For over ten years, Abby has worked with almost every type of renewable energy from nearly every perspective – development, construction, risk management, project management, manufacturing, sales, and policy. In her seven years’ experience at Gamesa, prior to the merger with Siemens, she moved from managing landowner relationships during development, to the sale of spare parts in support of its non-warranty fleet, and finally took a role leading government relations after completing a degree in Energy and Sustainability Policy at Penn State University.

 

As Head of Government Affairs, Abby manages strategic planning for government and institutional relationships, maintaining a close dialogue with the business development function for both the onshore and offshore business units, while also taking a hands-on role with state policy issues and regional Corporate Social Responsibility leadership.