Beth Spivey is a Principal at Wolf Global Advisers (WGA). Spivey is widely recognized as an effective policy advocate and relationship builder who successfully operates at the intersection of policy and politics. She has developed policy positions, built successful coalitions, and led advocacy campaigns on behalf of stakeholders in government and the private sector related to transportation, energy, and homeland security for more than two decades. She brings a unique perspective for clients having worked in the United States Senate, House of Representatives and the Executive branch as well as in the private sector.
Spivey most recently served as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security for Legislative Affairs. In this role, Spivey served as the chief liaison to the 86 Congressional committees and subcommittees that oversee the Department of Homeland Security. As the department led efforts for the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest, Spivey navigated Congressional relationships in support of the homeland in a highly politicized environment. For her service, Spivey was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Department of Homeland Security’s highest honor.
Prior to her time at the Department, Spivey founded B + S Strategies, a public policy firm focusing on consulting for private companies, state and local governments, and associations while specializing in the areas of transportation, civil works, homeland security, and energy.
Spivey has held several senior positions on Capitol Hill. As Director of Outreach and Coalitions for the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the U.S. House of Representatives, Spivey served as the Chairman’s Senior Advisor on all outreach efforts to the business community on the Transportation Committee’s agenda, as well as his chief liaison with all industry stakeholders including the aviation, rail, pipeline, highways, transit, maritime, emergency management, and water resources industries.
Earlier in her career, Spivey served as Senior Policy Advisor for former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, focusing on transportation, homeland security, telecommunications, energy and the environment. She served as liaison between the Senator and the Aviation Subcommittee and Surface Transportation Subcommittees of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation during the Senator’s chairmanships.
Spivey’s experience also includes leading government affairs for Rapiscan Systems, a leading worldwide security technology company. As Vice President for Legislative Affairs, she was responsible for developing the company’s federal government affairs strategy and directing a team of corporate employees and outside consultants to implement and achieve company goals. In addition, Spivey executed a campaign to triple the size of the company’s political action committee.
Spivey graduated from the University of Mississippi.