Felicia Turrentine Wasson is a well-rounded Public/Government Relations professional with over 20 years of public and private sector experience. Her professional background includes State Senate Chief of Staff, Public Policy Director for a large non-profit health care system and State Government Affairs Director for the nation's largest membership organization. She currently serves as the Director of Stakeholder Relations for the world's most recognizable brand, The Coca-Cola Company, North America. Her experiences place her in a unique position of effectiveness. Felicia creates, develops and maintains strong relationships with local, state and federal legislators and regulators and has the ability to connect issues with solutions. Her professional specialties include government/legislative/public affairs, community organizing, relationship building, communications and stakeholder engagement.
Felicia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Michigan State University and Master of Public Administration degree from Western Michigan University. Felicia lives by the motto—service is the rent we pay for our privilege of living on this earth. She is committed to serving her community and is honored to do so as a member of the National Council of Negro Women, the Board of Directors for The Horatio Williams Foundation of Detroit, the Michigan State University Black Alumni Association, Inc. - Atlanta Chapter, the Michigan State University College of Social Science Alumni Leadership Council, the Buckhead Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, the Buckhead Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, the East Point College Park Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, the President’s Circle of the Detroit Branch NAACP and the Atlanta Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She has previously served as a member of the Sparrow Specialty Hospital Board of Directors in Lansing, MI, Detroit Police Athletic League, Detroit Minority Males for Higher Education, Cobb County (GA) Chamber Chairman’s Circle, Cobb County Executive Women, Building Child and Family Initiatives of Lansing (MI) and as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Felicia was named the 2017 Clifton R. Wharton Distinguished Alumni from the Michigan State University Black Alumni Association. She was featured as a 2017 “Black History Trailblazer” on Fox 47 TV – Lansing, MI. She is a Michigan Chronicle Newspaper 2015 “Woman of Excellence” awardee and is listed in the 2015 edition of “Who’s Who in Black Detroit.” Felicia was also named as one of the “Best, Brightest and most Beautiful” by the New Citizens’ Press Newspaper in Lansing, Michigan in 2007.
Felicia is a native of Minneapolis, MN and resides in Atlanta, GA. Felicia is a daughter, sister, mother and aunt. Her proudest accomplishments are her 3 sons: Joshua, Isaiah and Evan.