Chief Operations Officer

A mission-focused and values-driven senior executive with 30+ years’ experience in leading and training executive teams and managing operations in corporate, academic and nonprofit organizations, Misty currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of PWNA. Formerly, she served as PWNA’s VP of Administration & Human Resources. Her primary focus is design of operational strategies, communication of policies and best practices to employees, and collaborating with Human Resources to build core teams committed to manifesting PWNA’s mission and vision. This is backed by skill in leading organizational change, building collaborative partnerships and raising funds for capital expense improvements. Misty serves as liaison between the CEO and department heads, overseeing companywide operations for administrative and operational functions, including reporting structures/roles and responsibilities, programs and data/business operations, branding, budgeting, financial performance and risk management. Prior to PWNA, Misty served as Executive Director of Operations for University of Oklahoma Outreach overseeing a $61M budget and 500 personnel. She also served in various leadership roles with Hertz, from operations to customer relations and billing. She holds a Master’s in Management and a Bachelor’s in Public Affairs and Administration & Management, as well as certifications in Professional Fundraising, National Native American Human Resources, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt disciplines. Misty brings to PWNA the energy and reliable business acumen to reinforce organizational strategy, operational excellence and continuous improvement aligned to PWNA’s strategic goals and objectives.