Sharla Artz is the VP of Government Affairs for Policy and Cybersecurity at UTC. Ms. Atrz was formerly the director of Government Affairs at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) where she established close working relationships with government officials, contributed knowledgeable insight for sound public policy decision making, and was an advocate on technology and business-related issues. Ms. Artz was the assistant general counsel for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), serving the 50 state utility commissioners on energy regulatory matters pending before the federal government. After receiving her juris doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, Ms. Artz spent four years on Capitol Hill, working on energy policy for a former member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Ms. Artz has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma.