Liz Reicherts
Liz Reicherts

Liz Reicherts, head of US government affairs for German industrial giant Siemens, is joining General Motors Sept. 15 as VP-external affairs.

Based in Washington, she’ll manage the federal, state and local government affairs teams of America’s No. 1 auto company, while developing its political strategy. Reicherts will report to Everett Eissenstat, senior VP, global public policy.

Reicherts joined Siemens in 2015 exiting a 22-year career at BP where she left as US director of government affairs.

At the British company, she dealt with issues related to US exploration & production, pipelines, LNG, remediation, marketing, trading and alternative energy.

Earlier in her BP stint, Reicherts interfaced with the US and the diplomatic community on matters related to operations in Canada, Latin America, Caribbean and Sub-Sahara Africa.

She also served as president of the Women in Government Relations group from 2008 to 2010.