BIO: Michael E. Kirst is Vice President for Strategy and External Affairs for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Westinghouse Electric Company.  In his role, he is responsible for the company’s business planning, government relations and communications.  Prior roles in Westinghouse include Vice President for Central and Eastern Europe; Director, Central and Eastern European Fuel and Director, Government and International Affairs in Washington D.C.  

Prior to joining Westinghouse in 1996, Mr. Kirst was Director of the Economic Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels, Belgium responsible for advising members of parliament from the NATO member nations and representing the Atlantic Alliance at international organizations.  Mr. Kirst began his career as a Legislative Aide to Congressman Leon E. Panetta where he was responsible for issues within the jurisdictions of the Budget, Banking and Energy and Commerce Committees.  

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