With more than two decades of experience in cause campaigns initiatives, Rebecca Wallace has created and carried out communications strategy for dozens of advocacy groups, chambers of commerce, state and local governments.
She developed an expertise in sustainability while leading advocacy campaigns for the Atlanta Beltline and Peachtree Streetcar. That led to work as an independent consultant supporting the release of the City of Atlanta’s first carbon footprint report, as well as the launch of the city’s first sustainability plan.
Rebecca also served as Communications Director for what became the Georgia Department of Economic Development. There, she launched initiatives like the department’s regional service program while conducting industry media tours across the state. At her core, Rebecca is dedicated to improving the lives of people living in poverty. She currently supports clients that are dedicated to working at the intersections of poverty and local, healthy food; clean energy and energy efficiency; cancer care; community development and housing.
While working for the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, Rebecca honed the skill of translating technical studies and data into meaningful, persuasive cases for influencer and funding communities. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Mercer University and a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Georgia.
A graduate of the Atlanta Regional Commission Regional Leadership Institute, Rebecca is the chair of the Center for Working Families, co-founder of Atlanta Farm to School, and is actively involved in her local public schools.