Ana M. Ma is a Partner at Nexxus Consulting. She joined in 2016, bringing with her more than two decades of experience in the public and private sectors as an advisor on national policy and political strategy. She also brought an extensive network of connections ...Read more
Ana M. Ma is a Partner at Nexxus Consulting. She joined in 2016, bringing with her more than two decades of experience in the public and private sectors as an advisor on national policy and political strategy. She also brought an extensive network of connections and relationships cultivated from numerous political campaigns at every possible level, from local school boards to presidential campaigns.
Before joining Nexxus Consulting, Ana lent her strategic and management skills to the Human Rights Campaign, where she served as its Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer. During her tenure, Ana guided the organization through major milestones and crucial turning points. Among them, the groundbreaking 2015 Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage and critical updates to the Military Equal Opportunity policy to ensure parity to gay and lesbian service members.
Prior to the Human Rights Campaign, Ana served as Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor. There, she worked on a wide range of issues including worker safety and wage and hour enforcement, youth employment, and mine safety. She also oversaw the program to help reintegrate veterans into the workplace. In 2013, Ana was named by National Journal as one of the top 250 Decision Makers in the Obama administration.
From 2009 to 2011, Ana served as Chief of Staff at the U.S. Small Business Administration, where she oversaw the expansion of the small business loan programs, entrepreneurship opportunities, and the broadening of small business international trade during the “Great Economic Recession of 2008”.
Ana’s congressional leadership path sprung from her time as Senior Counsel and Chief of Staff to U.S. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva. She worked with the Arizona Democrat for three terms, providing strategic guidance on issues including health care, environmental protection, and immigration reform. She also provided critical direction during the early expansion plans for the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona, one of the nation’s busiest land ports and the main agricultural entry point from Mexico and for the City of Tucson’s Streetcar Project.
Ana continues to serve as an informal counsel to Grijalva, as well as many members within the Arizona congressional delegation and across Capitol Hill.
Ana grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated with a political science degree from the University of Arizona.Read Less