Vice President, Public Affairs
Leads gov affairs, strategic policy development and community relations for Good Chem in Colorado and other states.
Vice President of Public Affairs
- More than 30 years of experience leading lobbying, public affairs and public relations efforts on behalf of energy, environmental and agriculture clients at the federal and state levels
- Served as the executive director of the Cannabis Business Alliance and helped members navigate the complex regulatory and legislative proceedings that resulted in the governing framework for recreational marijuana.
- Helped drive the creation of the Environmental Agriculture Program in the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
- Founding member of Colorado’s Women in Energy organization
- Executive Director, Cannabis Business Alliance
- Principal, Advocacy Solutions LLC
- President, Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA)
- Director of Environmental Affairs, Colorado Livestock Association
Education and Certifications
- A., Environmental Conservation, University of Colorado
- Facilitation and Mediation Training & Certification, CDR Associates, Boulder
Meg Collins joined Good Chemistry in March 2015 as Vice President of Public Affairs, bringing more than 30 years’ experience in public policy and strategic communications to the leadership team. Her prior experience includes leading lobbying, public affairs and public relations efforts on behalf of energy, environmental and agriculture clients at the federal and state levels. She is known for her ability to navigate complex regulatory and legislative proposals to achieve sound policies and interact politically at all levels of government.
Collins oversees policy development and governmental affairs for Good Chemistry, and leads communications efforts in those areas including the expansion into emerging markets. Collins serves as the liaison for community affairs activities where Good Chemistry has operations.
Prior to joining Good Chemistry, Collins was executive director of the Cannabis Business Alliance. During her tenure there, she helped members navigate the complex regulatory and legislative proceedings that designed the governing framework for Amendment 64, which legalized recreational marijuana for those over 21 and authorized the licensing structure for recreational marijuana to be sold in retail marijuana stores.
Before entering the cannabis industry, Collins was president of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA). While there, she led the association’s response to a controversial overhaul of the state’s oil and gas regulations. As Director of Environmental Affairs for the Colorado Livestock Association, she implemented a government affairs program focusing on air and water quality regulations impacting the Colorado livestock industry at state and federal levels. Collins elevated the livestock industry’s profile in the state and was able to position the association as a key player in the environmental arena.
Collins served on the state’s Pollution Prevention Advisory Board (PPAB) from 2002 until 2012, serving as board chair from 2004 through 2008. She was a founding member of Colorado’s Women in Energy organization and serves on the board of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. In 2015, Collins was a finalist for the Denver Business Journal’s “Outstanding Women In Business” award.
Collins graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in environmental conservation. She successfully completed CDR Boulder’s training and certification in “Facilitation & Mediation of Public and Environmental Conflicts”.