Andrea Mokros has spent a career in communications and strategic planning at the local, state and national level. Currently, she is EVP and Chief Public Affairs Officer at Fairview Health Services.
Previously, Andrea served as SVP of corporate and public affairs at Weber Shandwick in its Minneapolis office. Before that, Andrea was vice president of communications for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, helping prepare to host one of the world’s preeminent sporting events in the Bold North and prior to that she served in the White House as special assistant to the president and director of strategic planning for the first lady. In this role, she oversaw the strategic planning process for all aspects of first lady Michelle Obama’s schedule, managing an active scheduling and advance team that takes every event from inception to completion. During her tenure, Andrea led the first lady’s travel to China, Africa, the 2012 London Olympics, as well as countless other domestic and international trips; created programming for the spouses of world leaders at US-hosted summits, including NATO and the UN General Assembly; and produced major national tours on behalf of the first lady’s Let’s Move!, Joining Forces and education initiatives.
Prior to joining the White House, Andrea served as deputy chief of staff in the office of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton; as deputy chief of staff to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN); and as director of the executive offices at the Washington, DC, offices of Kissinger McLarty Associates.
Andrea is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a proud graduate of the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts, class of 1999. She currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.