Sharla Artz is the VP Govt Aﬀairs & Cybersecurity for UTC, focused on cross sector interdependencies in critical infrastructure protection. She supports the Electricity Sector’s resilient communications for a resilient electric grid, is a member of the Comms Sector and the EC of the Critical Manufacturing Sector. Her work in these govt/private sector partnerships provides UTC’s electric, natural gas and water utility members cross sector situational awareness. She was the Director of Govt Aﬀairs at SEL, a critical ICS equipment supplier and focused on ICS security. She was the assistant general counsel for NARUC, serving state utility commissioners. After receiving her law degree from Georgetown, she worked in Congress for a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee.