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Mr. Mok, was born in 1944 in Shanghai. A Guangdong native, When he was 5 years old he and his family moved to Hong Kong, and in 1963 they made the move to New York City. Mr. Mok first worked as a waiter, eventually finding work with a company, until he ended up working for West Point Military Academy, serving in the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa, Japan. In 1976, he entered the business world, working for "Time-Life" and "U.S. News And World Report” In the 1980s, Mok began his political career in the United States Department of State. In 1986 Mok was appointed as Comptroller General of the Treasury Department. In 1992 Mo joined George H.W. Bush's campaign team, but after the election he then left the position, working with a partner to create an international trade consulting firm to explore Asian Development. During this period, he frequently made visits to China. In 2000 Mok joined George W. Bush's campaign. After the election of George W. Bush, Mok was nominated by Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao as Deputy Minister of Finance. In March 2002, Mok officially took office. In May 2007, Mok resigned from the post of Deputy Minister of International Consulting Company (in Condor International Advisors, LLC), founded Corrado mainly provide consulting services for Asian companies seeking to enter the U.S. Market.
Robert “Bo” Newsome has been director of outreach and state relations at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) since 1999. He is responsible for helping NAICU members become more active in the public policy arena. He also serves as NAICU’s liaison with the National Association of Independent College and University State Executives and various national state organizations. Bo is a member of the leadership team that coordinates the lobbying and grassroots efforts of the Student Aid Alliance, a coalition of 76 higher education organizations united in their support of federal student aid. Newsome also helps coordinate the National Campus Voter Registration Project, a nonpartisan effort to register college students and employees for the elections of 2014. “Bo” has also been a frequent guest lecturer on the role of nonprofits, advocacy and outreach for Michigan State University, and the Universities of California, Washington, D.C. campus programs.
Prior to NAICU, Newsome spent a decade as director of admissions and senior guidance counselor at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C., where he led families through the college admissions and financial aid process. In addition, Newsome coached both varsity football and rugby. As founder of Carroll’s rugby program, he was instrumental in cultivating interest in the sport at Washington Metropolitan area high schools.
A longtime political and community activist, Newsome was an elected member of the Prince Georges County Democratic Central Committee. Newsome later moved to Montgomery County (MD) and was appointed to the East County Citizens Advisory Board. Newsome is a past 1st Vice President of the African American Democratic Club of Montgomery County. Additionally, Newsome served on the boards of Leadership Montgomery, the Montgomery County Regional Council of the United Way as well as the America and China International Foundation.
Newsome earned his B.A. degree in political science from Columbia University, where he also played varsity football and rugby. He earned his M.A. degree in higher education administration from George Washington University.
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