Micaela Fernandez Allen is Director of Global Public Policy at Walmart, managing policy issues and relationships with policy makers and key stakeholders to further Walmart’s business priorities. She is presently focused on enhancing Walmart’s reputation and supporting Walmart’s business with a new initiative; the Walmart Policy Lab. The Policy Lab is designed to address major upcoming policy issues and drive proactive programs.
Before she joined Walmart, Micaela was appointed to the role of Special Assistant to the President in the Office of Legislative Affairs at the White House. At the White House, she developed and executed strategies and partnered with multiple federal agencies to further President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda.
Earlier, Micaela served as an Advisor to then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Her portfolio included convening internal and external stakeholders to create strategies to advance Speaker Pelosi’s agenda and executing major, bipartisan domestic and international events and travel.
Micaela has also served as the Assistant Sergeant at Arms for the U.S. House of Representatives, managing bipartisan planning and intergovernmental coordination for major congressional issues and ceremonies. She began her career in the office of Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald of California.
Micaela is passionate about helping young people, especially women and people of color, reach their full potential. She serves on the board of the Biden Foundation and Corporate Advisory Council for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and has served as guest lecturer for students at Georgetown University, Miami University, and Central State University.
Micaela’s political experience includes congressional campaigns and Democratic National Conventions in Boston, Denver, and Charlotte. Micaela grew up in a military family in Dayton, Ohio, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication from Ohio University. Micaela recently relocated to Bentonville, Arkansas, with her husband and young daughter.