Mona is a senior vice president in the Federal Public Affairs Group at McGuireWoods Consulting where she advises clients on a variety of issues and maintains many contacts on Capitol Hill. 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. Mona was recognized by The Hill as one of the top lobbyists of 2018.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Mona was the director of policy and communications at the Democratic Governors Association. She is a former member of the Obama/Biden Transition Team for the U.S. Department of Labor. Mona 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.
Mona has nearly 20 years of campaign and political experience. She has been involved in the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns. During the 2006 election cycle, she served as an advisor to Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell's re-election campaign and as policy director to Dan Malloy’s campaign for Governor of Connecticut. In 2002, she 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 also served as a member of the Democratic National Committee from 2001-2009 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 is a native of Stamford, Connecticut.