Mica Mosbacher, widow of the 28th U.S. Secretary of Commerce, is a political strategist and author of Racing Forward: Faith, Love and Triumph Over Loss; and The Hurricane Factor: Stormside Voices. She has held national roles in five presidential campaigns and is presently a member of the 2020 National Trump Advisory Board. She is a frequent guest on Fox News, Fox Business, BBC World News, BBC Radio, LBL and CBC Radio and other international news channels.
Active for two decades in political fundraising, she has hosted or co-hosted numerous fundraisers for GOP candidates. She was an RNC National Finance Co-chair in 2012. In 2007, she served as Inaugural Chair for Governors Rick Perry and David Dewhurst. In addition, Mica has co-chaired numerous charitable events including a record fundraiser for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Ballet, World War II Museum, Archdiocese for the Military and Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, (TAASA).
Active in education, she helped initiate the Best Friends Program founded by Elayne Bennet in Houston area public schools. She was appointed to a six-year term on the University Board of Regents by Governor Perry and served as Vice Chair.
She has been humbled to receive many awards including induction into the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce along with Barbara Bush and multiple excellence in journalism honors by her peers. For her work on advocating for passage of funding for sexual assault prevention programs and other related legislation, she was named Philanthropist of the Year by TAASA. The American Hospital of Paris Foundation honored her with their Public Service Award presented by Ambassador Howard Leach.
In April 2011, Houston Mayor Anise Parker and the Houston City Council designated a “Mica Mosbacher Day” in her honor for her initiation in a prominent public art installation in Houston focused on tolerance with sculptors by world-renowned Jaume Plensa. She was awarded two damehoods including the Royal Order of Francis I.
In 2010, she was commissioned by the Foreign Ministry of Iceland with approval by the State Department as Honorary Consul General of Iceland for Houston and Central Texas. She served in that capacity for eight years.
Mica resides in Austin, Texas and Washington, D.C. and is active in many conservative and faith-based organizations.