Panasonic Corporation of North America, a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers, has named Jeffrey D. Werner ’91 vice president of corporate and government affairs.
In this role, Werner will manage multiple activities including the company’s endeavors of connected and self-driving vehicles, smart highways, energy generation and storage, and video and entertainment media. He will oversee the government and public affairs office in Washington, D.C., and related units at the company’s Newark, N.J., headquarters.
An expert in government relations, including trade, investment and key public policy matters, Werner comes to Panasonic from Daimler North America Corporation, where he served as general manager of international and public policy since 2007. Prior to joining Daimler, Werner served as executive director of the Transatlantic Business Dialogue and worked for the European-American Business Council.
Werner earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and holds a master’s degree from The London School of Economics. An active supporter of the Colleges, Werner has shared his expertise with students at the annual Day on the Hill program in Washington, D.C.