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 and 2020. 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 also is co-chair of 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 Executive Board of the Asian American Action Fund, a political organization dedicated to empowering Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the United States. 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.
Mona has a B.A. from Wellesley College and M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School. She is a native of Stamford, Connecticut.