Denise Quarles, MBA
Denise Quarles is an experienced executive with extensive expertise in government affairs, sustainability, and community relations. She currently serves as the Senior Director, Government Affairs & Head of Southeast External Affairs for Siemens USA. In this role, she partners with Siemens leadership to set public policy priorities and leads the company's efforts to shape policy at the local, state, and federal levels. Prior to this role, Denise served as the Chief City Executive for the Southeast Region for Siemens USA, where she was responsible for the implementation of smart city infrastructure and technology in target cities.
Before joining Siemens, Denise held various leadership roles including the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta, VP of Environmental Affairs at Southwire Company, and Executive Business Partner and Operations Manager at Daimler AG. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to implementing sustainable and resilient infrastructure initiatives that reduce costs and waste while improving overall quality of life.
Denise holds a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Detroit Mercy and a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Wayne State University. She is also a WELL Accredited Professional, demonstrating her commitment to sustainability and human health and wellness, both inside and outside of buildings.