Mona Pasquil Rogers

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Mona Pasquil Rogers

President, The California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Institute

Mona Pasquil Rogers serves as Director of California Public Policy for Meta, where she is responsible for managing relationships with policymakers and stakeholders throughout the state. She is also President of The California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Institute.

Prior to that, Pasquil Rogers served as Appointments Secretary in the Office of Governors Gavin Newsom and Edmund G. Brown Jr. where she was responsible for helping the Governor build his administration by recruiting top candidates to serve the state.

In 2009, Pasquil Rogers served as Chief of Staff to California Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi and Acting Lieutenant Governor, after Garamendi was elected to Congress. This marked the first time a woman, Asian Pacific Islander or Filipino-American served in this role.

She served as deputy CEO for the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, California political director for the Gore-Lieberman campaign, and western political director for the White House Office of Political Affairs under President Bill Clinton. Mona was a member of the Democratic National Committee from 2003-2009 and worked as a strategic consultant for IBM’s national, state and local government sales team.

Mona has served on the California State Personnel Board since January 2019. She was also appointed to serve on the California American Water Board in May 2020.

Her awards include a Presidential Citation to commemorate her service as the first Filipino-American lieutenant governor of California from former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Mona is most proud of her work mentoring California’s youth to become more active in their communities. This work includes founding the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project of California, an organization dedicated to boosting Asian and Pacific Islander youth involvement in California policy. Mona continues her commitment to mentorship and is the immediate past president of California Women Lead.