Director of Government Affairs, PepsiCo
Rebecca Acuña is a Director of Government Affairs for PepsiCo where she represents the global portfolio before public policy makers and opinion leaders in seven states and the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. During the 2020 election season, she took a sabbatical to lead the Biden for President campaign in Texas. Prior to joining PepsiCo, she was the Executive Director of the Latino Center for Leadership Development, an organization that develops a diverse pipeline of policymakers and thought leaders. A veteran of the Texas State capitol, Rebecca served as a Chief of Staff and Communications Director for three members of the Texas House of Representatives and one Member of Congress.
Rebecca was awarded a 2020-22 Marshall Memorial Fellowship, an international leadership development program for American and European professionals engaged in transatlantic cooperation. D Magazine featured Rebecca as “one of 78 women who make Dallas great” in its September 2021 edition. D CEO Magazine highlighted her in its 2021 edition of the Dallas 500, profiling the most influential leaders in North Texas. In 2020, Rebecca was recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as one of its “40 under 40.” Rebecca serves on the Board of Directors for the Childcare Group of Dallas and the Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.