WGGO brings together government officials, leading multinational officials, and environmental experts for a chance to establish dialogue and network for a higher purpose. As an organization we are proactive in working with the U.S. government to ensure that legislation shares the same vision as us in providing a more sustainable future. WGGO accomplishes this by establishing relationships, and sharing our vision for the future with high-ranking officials. We have already been able to raise awareness and provide solutions for many challenges being faced.
Our ministerial panel discussion comprises of ministers, ambassadors, high level government officials, former presidents, among others. We discuss environmental and climate change policies amongst our established networks, and share ideas on providing solutions and helping each other achieve our end goals.
Shashrina L. Thomas
Women & Energy Committee
Shashrina L. Thomas
In her role at Reynolds American Inc (RAI), ShaShrina shapes and promotes the interests of all RAI operating companies, including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc., American Snuff Company, LLC, R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company, and Modoral Brands Inc., in the political and policy arenas. As the company’s top democratic lobbyist, she works with
Administration officials, members of Congress and industry associations on agriculture, commerce, manufacturing, and trade issues.
ShaShrina is well known for advising Members of Congress, political leaders and organizations on corporate affairs and communications, investor relations and social impact initiatives. She currently plays a strong role in executing sharp, creative solutions that move business objectives forward. ShaShrina has advised Members of Congress on an array of issues and negotiated with the
President of the United States on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement, the United States embargo against Cuba, the National Defense Authorization Act, the Border Security Results Act, the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Act, and the Affordable Care Act.
Previously, served as Vice President of TRI-COR Industries, Inc. where she led the company’s public and private engagement efforts to expand market access. Before this position, Ms. Thomas was the Chief of Staff and the U.S. House of Representative Floor Assistant to the Chief Deputy Whip, US Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-7); and Deputy Chief of Staff and Appropriations Director for US Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), where she secured more than $1 billion dollars in appropriation funding, execution of policy initiatives, the organization’s communications and advocacy strategies before the White House and the Administration as well as public and private partnerships. Earlier in her Career, Ms. Thomas was the Director of Government Relations for Keane
Inc. (NTTData) and was directly responsible for coordinating institutional investor demands and feedback from salespeople and lobbying efforts in the creation of new Solutions Sets that were driven by government laws/regulations, such as: Sarbanes Oxley OMB-A123; IT Capital Planning/OMB A11; Unique Identification (UID)-Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation and Knowledge Management Executive Order 13-356.
Throughout her career, she has worked extensively in Europe and Asia representing the US Congress before the Congressional Bundestag Energy Exchange in Germany, the Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China in China, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation
and Development in France, and the World Health Organization in Belgium. A member of the Corporate Advisory Council for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, a former member of tthe Corporate Advisory Council for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and Elected to the Board of Directors, Tougaloo College Research and Development Foundation. Thomas is Senior Advisor to the Versa Board of Advisors and Aurotech, Inc.
ShaShrina provides a strategic overview of the geopolitical, economic, and commercial issues that could impact the organization in question, helping give context to strategic decisions. Connecting to the world outside the organization, especially at the top of government and industry, enabling the
organization to engage with the most senior influencers and stakeholders. A sounding board for senior leadership, to advise and reflect on priorities/concerns and challenge assumptions. Her background as a former senior advisor for Members of the House of Representatives, provided the platform needed to differentiate her in a competitive marketplace. ShaShrina’s achievements at the national and state level are unparalleled.
Mohammad Alam Shah
World Green Growth Summit