Former Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack Lands a New Gig

The former congresswoman for Palm Desert has landed a consulting job in Washington, D.C.

Palm Desert's former congresswoman will now be lending her skills to a Washington, D.C. consulting firm, it was announced Tuesday.

"I am proud to announce that I am joining FaegreBD Consulting as a senior vice president in Washington where I will focus on legislative, regulatory and policy matters related to the entertainment, media and information technology sectors," Mary Bono Mack announced on her 33,000 fans on Facebook.

FaegreBD touted the former politician's "significant capabilities" in the above mentioned sectors and said her "deep understanding of energy policy" will serve well for various markets.

"Bono Mack will also use her firsthand media relations experience to advise clients on media and strategic communications matters," the company said in an emailed announcement to Patch.

Some of her other duties will include working with clients on policies "that grow the Internet economy and maximize broadband networks," and protecting artists' intellectual property rights, according to FaegreBD.

"In looking toward the next phase of my career, it was important to me to join an organization with international reach and tremendous growth potential, where I could provide value and leadership in continuing to shape public policies that im2pact some of our most dynamic economic sectors. FaegreBD Consulting is a great fit," Bono Mack said.

Bono Mack represented the 45th Congressional District for 14 years and lost to Democrat Raul Ruiz in November's election.  Had she won the election, the newly redistricted 36th District, which spans from the San Gorgonio Pass, down to Hemt, and through the Coachella Valley.

During her time in congress, she served on a variety of committees, including the House Judiciary and Armed Services committees.  She also served as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, including serving as chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade and as a member of the energy and telecommunications subcommittees.

JSB March 20, 2013 at 12:03 AM
Congressperson becomes consultant or lobbyist after losing election, color me surprised.
Ron Moon March 20, 2013 at 12:56 AM
"Provide Value and Leadership". Why didn't she provide those qualities to her constituents while in Office? I wish she would take California State Assemblyman Brian Nestande with her. There un-profound Legislative record is mirror like. There is a web site I'm told called "Anybody But Nestande in 2014" in reference to his potential U.S. Congressional run. If anybody reading this is aware of such a site please post it.
beaumontdave March 20, 2013 at 02:39 AM
Had she done more than toe the party line, I might have voted for her again.


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