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Carlos Monje, Jr.

Title: Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities conference
Carlos Monje, Jr.

Carlos Monje is Counselor to US. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. He works on the administration’s proposal to reauthorize surface transportation programs, on the TIGER discretionary grant program, and on efforts to promote equity and economic development.  In August, 2014, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Monje as Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy.

Monje previously served as Special Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff of the White House Domestic Policy Council where he helped oversee all aspects of policy, message and event development across a wide spectrum of domestic policy issues.

He previously served as senior policy advisor at the White House Domestic Policy Council, where he handled disaster recovery, veterans affairs, and national service issues.  Monje served as deputy policy director at Obama for America and a special assistant in President Obama’s DC Senate office where he handled homeland security and veterans affairs.

Monje previously worked as a policy and press aide in the United States Senate and on a number of federal and statewide electoral campaigns.

A graduate of Harvard University, Monje is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana.  He met his wife, Anne Filipic, while they both worked on the Obama campaign in 2008.  Monje is the first in his family born in the United States.  His family is from Argentina.