Sanah Baig

Program Director, Economic Development, Resilience and Transportation and Infrastructure

Sanah Baig is the program director for economic development, resilience and transportation and infrastructure in the County Solutions and Innovation (CSI) department. In this capacity, she develops and manages research, training and technical assistance programs designed to elevate thought leadership and convene networks of county government officials with federal, business and philanthropic leaders. These programs cover a wide range of topics including economic diversification in transitioning economies; solar energy deployment; disaster recovery and resilience planning; and innovations in transportation planning.

Before joining NACo, Sanah worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a variety of capacities. Most recently, she served as an advisor to the secretary on rural development programs, the rural opioid crisis and special projects. Prior to that role, Sanah was a special advisor for the Rural Opportunity Investment Initiative, acting deputy White House liaison and confidential assistant to the undersecretary of marketing and regulatory programs. Sanah holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs and psychology from the University of Virginia and speaks fluent Urdu/Hindi.

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