Missy Owens

Missy Owens

Former Director of Government Relations at The Coca-Cola Company

Missy Owens is the former Director of Government Relations, Federal and Diplomatic, at The Coca-Cola Company, based in Washington, where she engaged with the U.S. Congress and the Administration on environmental and sustainability issues. In her previous role, Missy was based in New York and focused on partnerships with the United Nations and the New York City-based global stakeholder community and public policy organizations.

Prior to Coca-Cola, Missy worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce where she served as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary and advisor to the Secretary on all key Department-related matters, including interactions with the business community.

Missy began her work in the Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary. Her experience also includes managing Vice President Joe Biden’s 2008 Senate campaign and Attorney General Biden’s first campaign in 2006.

Missy previously worked in New York City as an attorney at Greenberg Traurig, LLP after serving the Clinton Administration in the White House and the U.S. Department of State. A native of Delaware, Missy graduated from Georgetown University and Brooklyn Law School.

We are excited to have Missy join the ACE Board of Directors at such an exciting time. As our organization experiences rapid growth and expansion, ACE is thankful for the opportunity to add her extensive experience to our collaborative thought process as we look for new ways to achieve climate justice and empower young people to act.