Jessica F. Nigro is the head of Technology and Innovation Policy in Daimler’s Washington, DC office. In this capacity she drives the company’s policy efforts on innovation and future technology, as well as developing strategic partnerships with NGOs, government and diplomatic entities, and business partners throughout the US. Current hot topics she spends her time on include automated vehicle policy, connectivity, data and cybersecurity, and future mobility strategy.
Prior to her current role, Nigro spent three years at Daimler’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany working with sales colleagues on projects in politically-risky markets. While there, she also created a company-wide human rights program currently being implemented in all countries in which Daimler has production. Nigro served as both the Director of Programs and the Director of Travel and Tourism at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She began her career in the Strategic Communications and Public Affairs office at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and served as Field Manager of that office, directing the nationwide strategic and crisis communications efforts as the Department stood up after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Nigro received a BA in International Affairs and Conflict Resolution from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and has studied at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Originally from New York, Nigro moved to the DC area in 2000.