Alison Omens is the Managing Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement at JUST Capital. She oversees JUST Capital’s program and issue-related work, partnerships, and strategic engagement with companies, investors, foundations, and non-profits. Alison was most recently Advisor for Private Sector Engagement to U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, where she managed the inclusive capitalism strategy for the Secretary and the Obama Administration. She was also responsible for engagement on the Department’s future-of-work efforts and its ESG investing guidance. Previously, she was a Senior Advisor and Vice President at Outreach Strategies, a mission-driven energy and environmental strategic communications firm and the Director of Media Outreach for the AFL-CIO.
Alison is on the Board of Directors of JobsFirstNYC, a non-profit that expands opportunities for out-of-work and out-of-school youth and is on the Advisory Council of LitWorld, a non-profit that promotes youth literacy through storytelling. She is also the co-founder of Smash Squad, a network for professional women focused on doing well by doing good. Alison received a master of public administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. from Scripps College.