Sarah M. Ohs joined the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) in 2016 and has over 20 years of experience in government relations at the federal, state, local and international levels. As Vice President of Government Relations, Sarah leads CDIA’s state government affairs program.

Prior to joining CDIA, Sarah served in senior roles in both trade associations and private sector companies, dealing with a wide variety of legislative and regulatory issues.

Sarah has served as Senior Director of Government relations for GTECH—a global gaming company based in Rhode Island—and Director for External Affairs at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) in Washington, DC. In addition, Sarah has held government relations positions at the International Bottled Water Association and Feld Entertainment, Inc., the parent company to Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey®, Feld Motorsports and Disney on Ice.

Earlier in her career, Sarah spent three years as a policy advisor for Her Majesty’s Government at the British Embassy in Washington, DC working in the global issues group. She began her career in Washington, DC as a Capitol Hill staffer for Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

Sarah holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College.