Mona is a senior vice president in the Federal Public Affairs group at McGuireWoods Consulting (MWC) where she advises clients on a variety of issues and helps strategize their engagement with the U.S. Congress and the Biden Administration. Mona has been recognized by ...Read more
Mona is a senior vice president in the Federal Public Affairs group at McGuireWoods Consulting (MWC) where she advises clients on a variety of issues and helps strategize their engagement with the U.S. Congress and the Biden Administration. Mona has been recognized by The Hill as one of the top lobbyists of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. She is also a member of the firm’s national practice where she serves as a primary liaison with Democratic state and local elected officials across the country. She co-founded the MWC Pro Bono Committee and is a member of the McGuireWoods LLP Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Prior to McGuireWoods Consulting, Mona was the director of policy and communications at the Democratic Governors Association. She also served in the Clinton/Gore Administration where she was associate director for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House and was director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor under Secretary Alexis Herman.
Mona has more than 20 years of campaign and political experience. She has been involved in five presidential campaigns. She has also served as an advisor to Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell’s re-election campaign and as Policy Director to Dan Malloy’s first campaign for Governor of Connecticut. She also was political director for former Vice President Al Gore’s political action committee Leadership ’02. There she developed political strategies for the former vice president to support Democratic candidates nationally.
Mona is on the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) which is national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander participation and representation at all levels of the political process. She is also Board of Emerge which is an organization that recruits and trains Democratic women who want to run for political office. She was also a member of the Democratic National Committee for eight years during which time she was Vice-Chair of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus. She continues to serve as a surrogate speaker on behalf of the party.Read Less