State Personnel Board Representative

Position

Ex officio member

Committees

  • Board Governance, Vice Chair
  • Investment
  • Pension & Health Benefits
  • Performance, Compensation & Talent Management

Board Terms

Upon designation by the State Personnel Board

Profile

Mona Pasquil Rogers is serving her first one-year term on the CalPERS Board of Administration.

She was appointed to the State Personnel Board (SPB) by Gov. Jerry Brown in January 2019 and was elected to serve as SPB's representative on the CalPERS Board shortly afterward.

Prior to SPB Mona served as appointments secretary in the office of Gov. Jerry Brown from 2011 through 2018 and was responsible for helping the governor build his administration by recruiting top candidates to serve the state. She is the first Filipino-American in California history to serve as the appointments secretary.

She served as chief of staff to California Lt. Gov. John Garamendi from 2008 through 2009 and as acting lieutenant governor from November 2009 (after Garamendi was elected to Congress) through April 2010. This marked the first time a woman, Asian Pacific Islander or Filipino-American, had served as lieutenant governor of California.

Mona is a veteran political advisor and strategist, having directed presidential, gubernatorial, and local campaigns across the nation. Her work includes serving as political director for twice-elected California Gov. Gray Davis.

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 through 2009 and also worked as a strategic consultant for IBM's national, state, and local government sales team.

Her awards include a Presidential Citation to commemorate her service as the first Filipino-American lieutenant governor of California from Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Mona founded the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project of California, an organization dedicated to boosting Asian and Pacific Islander youth involvement in California policy.

She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Marymount College, Kansas.