Today is Swearing-in Day for Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature. It will be a busy week filled with new beginnings, a new state budget and welcome ceremonies. CA Women Lead congratulates our incoming President Mona Pasquil on her new appointment to the State Personnel Board. Mona was Governor Jerry Brown’s Appointments Secretary and has been a longtime public servant.
We are proud of board member Fiona Ma and her swearing in as our state’s new Treasurer, former Vice President Betty Yee starting her second term as State Controller (also top vote getter in the 2018 November election NATIONALLY!) and Eleni Kounalakis, the first women elected Lieutenant Governor!
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Mona Pasquil Rogers, 56, of Walnut Grove, has been appointed to the State Personnel Board. Pasquil Rogers has served as appointments secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. since 2011. She was chief of staff to Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi from 2008 to 2009 and served as acting Lieutenant Governor from 2009 to 2010, upon Garamendi’s election to Congress. Pasquil Rogers was a business development consultant at IBM from 2003 to 2006. She was deputy political director for John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004, political director for Governor Gray Davis’ gubernatorial campaign in 2002, California political director for Al Gore’s presidential campaign in 2000 and western political director for the White House Office of Political Affairs from 1996 to 2000. Pasquil Rogers was deputy chief executive officer of the Democratic National Convention in 2000. She is president of the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Institute, vice president of California Women Lead and a member of Women in Philanthropy.