Sarah M. Ohs joined the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) in June of 2016 and brings with her 15 years of experience in government relations at the federal, state, local and international levels. As Director of Government Relations, Sarah is responsible for developing and implementing strategies on state and federal legislative and regulatory issues of concern to CDIA members.
Prior to joining CDIA, Sarah served as the Senior Director of Government relations for GTECH—a global gaming company based in Rhode Island—where she focused on legislative and regulatory activities in the area of internet gaming at the state and federal levels. Sarah was also Director for External Affairs at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) in Washington, DC, where she developed third-party outreach strategies and promoted EEI’s key priority issues, including the dividend tax, cyber-security and EPA regulations. In addition, Sarah has held positions as the Director of Government Relations at the International Bottled Water Association and as Manager of Legislative Affairs for Feld Entertainment, Inc., the parent company to Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey®, Feld Motorsports and Disney on Ice. In this capacity, she handled legislative and regulatory activities at the federal, state and local levels focusing on animal welfare, tax and labor issues.
Prior to joining Feld Entertainment, Sarah spent three years as a policy advisor for Her Majesty’s Government at the British Embassy in Washington, DC, working on trade, agriculture and biopharmaceutical policy. 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. She lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband, Jason.