Professional Title: Head of External Affairs – Western U.S.
Organization: Siemens Corporation
Sessions: Session 3
Dennis oversees Siemens’ strategic approach into the major municipal markets in the Western U.S. Dennis is passionate about driving thought leadership and innovation into Cities with a focus on the built environment, energy, mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT). Dennis has helped champion Siemens solutions across a wide spectrum of infrastructure; including the electrification of buses and cargo trucks, micro grid and battery storage technology, and helping to transition renowned facilities into sustainable and innovative showcases. As the lead city executive in his markets, Dennis is responsible for assembling regional teams, establishing relationships with key city and regional decision makers, and driving Siemens solutions into the respective markets.Prior to joining Siemens, Dennis spent nearly a decade working in local politics as a Senior Aide to an elected official at Los Angeles City Hall. Active in his communities, he serves as a Director for numerous organizations; including, the LA Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bay Area Council, as well as serving as a fellow to the Jesse Unruh School of Politics at USC. Dennis is a graduate of California State University of Northridge and received his Juris Doctorate from University of Notre Dame Law School.