Meghan Biery Joins Semiconductor Industry Association as Director of Global Technology and Security Policy

Monday, May 24, 2021, 12:00pm

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Biery most recently served as senior national security policy advisor at the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security 

WASHINGTON—May 24, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced Meghan Biery has joined the association as director of global technology and security policy. In this role, Biery will work with U.S. and global policymakers and industry stakeholders to advance the semiconductor sector’s technology, national security, and supply chain policy priorities. SIA represents 98 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds of non-U.S. chip firms. 

“The policy decisions made by leaders in Washington and capitals around the world will significantly impact the long-term strength of the global semiconductor supply chain and continued U.S. leadership in chip technology, which is at the heart of America’s economic growth, job creation, national security,” said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. “A seasoned policy practitioner with high-level experience in technology security, export control, and related issues, Meghan Biery will be a strong and capable advocate for our industry’s interests in Washington and around the world. We’re excited to welcome her to the SIA team and look forward to her help advancing government initiatives that promote continued growth and innovation in our industry.” 

Most recently, Biery was the senior national security policy advisor at the Bureau of Industry and Security in the Department of Commerce, where she handled broad international trade, national security, and export control strategy, policy, and implementation. Previously, she served as the director of strategic trade and nonproliferation at the National Security Council in the Executive Office of the President. In this position, she was responsible for the development and coordination of U.S. government policy on a broad range of critical technology and technology transfer issues.   

Biery is a former officer of the United States Marine Corps, serving in intelligence and as the protocol officer to the commandant of the Marine Corps. She has B.A. degrees in Political Science and Music from the University of Rochester, and an M.A. degree in International Security Studies from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.  

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The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the semiconductor industry, one of America’s top export industries and a key driver of America’s economic strength, national security, and global competitiveness. Semiconductors – the tiny chips that enable modern technologies – power incredible products and services that have transformed our lives and our economy. The semiconductor industry directly employs over a quarter of a million workers in the United States, and U.S. semiconductor company sales totaled $208 billion in 2020. SIA represents 98 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds of non-U.S. chip firms. Through this coalition, SIA seeks to strengthen leadership of semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research by working with Congress, the Administration, and key industry stakeholders around the world to encourage policies that fuel innovation, propel business, and drive international competition. Learn more at