Emerging Leaders Fireside Chat with Monica Mueller
Join Emerging Leaders Chicago on January 19 for a Fireside Chat with Motorola Solutions Vice President of Government Affairs Monica Mueller. Mueller is responsible for the company’s government affairs globally, and she also oversees the company’s country management organization. Mueller will be joined by moderator and Merrill Lynch Senior Portfolio Advisor Nicolina Falcone for a discussion on Mueller’s tips, lessons, and insights. Lunch will be provided.
The Fireside Chat Series provides an exclusive opportunity for Emerging Leaders to learn from savvy business professionals; sharing tips, lessons learned, insights to the industry, and some personal mantras. Each quarter a young professional leads an interview with an experienced Chicago business leader.
Emerging Leaders Chicago engages and develops the next generation of Chicagoland business leaders. For young professionals, it builds relationships, cultivates skills and talent, and creates an inclusive community of future leaders.
Vice President of Government Affairs | Motorola Solutions
Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Advisor | Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Monica Mueller, Vice President of Government Affairs for Motorola Solutions, is responsible for the company’s government affairs globally, and she also oversees the company’s country management organization.
Before being named Vice President of Government Affairs, Monica managed the company’s global giving and volunteerism efforts serving as the executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable and philanthropic arm of the company. She also served as the senior director of inclusion, diversity and outreach.
During her 20 years with the company, Monica has held various leadership roles with the company’s Government Affairs organization, where she led operations, international and state-level government advocacy, and the Motorola Solutions Political Action Committee.
Before joining the private sector, Monica managed the Chicago office of Lieutenant Governor Bob Kustra, and previously managed his first campaign for state-wide office. Additionally, she served as a legislative liaison, and later as special assistant to the director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA), the state’s economic development agency. Upon graduating college, Monica was one of eight individuals selected by Governor Jim Thompson (R-IL) to serve as a Dunn Fellow, a prestigious fellowship program.
Monica is the immediate past chairperson of the Civic Federation of Chicago, one of Chicagoland’s oldest civic organizations and a leading voice for tax policy and fiscal accountability. In addition, she is on the executive committee of the Chicagoland Chamber and chairs their membership committee, and on the executive committee of the Illinois Chamber where she chairs their government affairs committee. Monica also serves on the board of the Harper College Educational Foundation and is a board member of the Public Affairs Council. Additionally, she is passionate about mentoring other employees and is a volunteer with North Shore Exchange.
Monica is a native of Uruguay and speaks Spanish fluently. She is the mother of two young adults, Konrad and Franchesca.
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