Posted on 15 January 2015.
Intellectual Ventures has hired Mona Locke, a former journalist best known as Washington State’s former first lady, as its new senior vice president of corporate communications and marketing.<!–more–>
The hire was announced by the controversial patent holding and technology firm, based in Bellevue, Wash., and led by former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold. Locke’s appointment promises to improve the company’s political savvy as its large patent holdings continue to attract legislative and industry scrutiny and criticism.Locke is the wife of former Washington Gov. Gary Locke, who was the U.S. ambassador to China from 2011 to 2014. Mona Locke a former television news reporter and anchor, was most recently an executive with the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Seattle and then Washington, D.C.IV says in a news release that she will be responsible for leading the company’s global communications and marketing efforts including internal and external communications, marketing and public relations.
She will also be a member of the company’s leadership team, working with other execs to set IV’s overall strategy and priorities. (end)
Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Names in the News, Profiles, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/23
Posted on 22 July 2013.
Former Washington State First Lady Mona Locke has agreed to return to Komen Puget Sound on a consulting basis to fill in after the departure of Executive Director Cheryl Shaw. In this role, Locke will oversee operations and cultivate relations with donors and supporters, and oversee the hiring process for the next permanent executive director.
Shaw resigned her position in June to do more hands-on work, serving the needs of disadvantaged, inner city families and children.
Locke brings extensive nonprofit management experience to her new role at Komen Puget Sound. As first lady, Locke cochaired the Governor’s Commission on Early Learning with Melinda Gates and founded the Foundation for Early Learning, a non-profit organization working to ensure that every child enters school prepared to succeed.
Mona Locke will start on a part-time basis Aug. 1 and then go full time in September through December 2013. (end)
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 30 | 7/20-7/26
Posted on 18 August 2011.
By Assunta Ng
From left: Robert Wang, Gary Locke, wife Mona and kids
When I switched on the television news this Saturday morning, it was great to see two former Seattleites so visible in China. Robert Wang, a 1972 University of Washington alum, was among the U.S. embassy delegation welcoming Ambassador Locke and his family at the Beijing airport.
Wang, who is number two at the embassy, was in charge of the embassy before Locke’s arrival. ♦
Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 34 | 8/20-8/26
Posted on 27 January 2011.
Last week, the president and first lady threw a state dinner at the White House in honor of Chinese President Hu Jintao. Dinner guests included celebrities, business people, and prominent Chinese Americans. Read the full story
Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 5 | 1/29-2/4
Posted on 01 July 2010.
By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke with his wife, Mona, and children (from left) Dylan, Madeline, and Emily at Mona’s parents’ 50th anniversary party (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke is a very busy man. He’s in charge of the U.S. Census Bureau, the Economic Development Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Minority Business Development Agency, among many others. Read the full story
Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 27 | 7/3-7/9
Posted on 07 January 2010.
Mona and Gary Locke pose with actor Meryl Streep at the 32nd annual Kennedy Center Honors.
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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/15