As HRC's Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff, Ana M. Ma is responsible for providing internal leadership and executing operational goals in partnership with HRC's senior leadership team. She works across the organization to ensure that priorities are integrated and executed throughout all departments.
Prior to joining HRC, Ma served as Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor, working on issues such as the Workforce Innovation Fund and the reintegration of veterans into the workplace. During the Clinton Administration, she served as a liaison to county and municipal officials across the country and worked in the Office of Employment and Training Administration.
Prior to her appointment at the U.S. Department of Labor, Ma was Chief of Staff at the U.S. Small Business Administration from 2009-2011 and served as Senior Counsel and Chief of Staff to Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) for three terms. She began her work for him after spearheading his first Congressional campaign in 2002 and helping him win an open seat in Pima County with forty percent of the vote.
Ms. Ma grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from the University of Arizona, receiving a degree in Political Science. She has been involved in grassroots organizing for over twenty-five years, and has participated in the electoral process at all levels – from the school board to the last six presidential campaigns.
A resident of Washington, D.C., Ma is engaged to her partner and they plan to get married soon. Ma identifies as both a Latina and Asian-American.