About

About

Michele (Mica) Mosbacher (born July 20, 1953) is the American author (Racing Forward), journalist, former RNC finance co-chair, and spokesman for sexual assault legislation. She is the widow of Robert Mosbacher, 28th U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Mica is frequent guest on Fox News/Business, ITN, BBC World, TRT, Al Jazeera, CBC Canada, and NPR. A co chair of 5 Presidential campaigns, a National Surrogate for President Donald J Trump (campaign).

She was appointed by Governor Perry (now Secretary of Energy) to the steering committee of the Aga Khan Foundation.  Mica previously served as a director of the American Hospital Foundation, receiving the board’s highest honor presented by Ambassador Howard Leach at the United States Embassy in Paris.

Focused on education, Mica previously was appointed to the University Board of Regents for a 6 year term.  She also served on the board of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School.  Mica implemented Best Friends, a character education program and the Raol Wallenberg Heroes program in the Houston Independent School District in the late 90s.

Mica has chaired numerous charitable fundraisers including Houston Ballet Ball, Woodrow Wilson Gala, Museum of Fine Arts Costume Institute and American Hospital of Paris Foundation.  With her husband Bob, she co-chaired the M.D. Anderson Milestones and Miracles celebration, honoring President George H.W. Bush, that raised more than $10 million (a record at the time).  M.D. Anderson Cancer Center’s pastoral outreach group honored Mica, and she was named Pacesetter of the Year by the Cancer Assistance League.

In April of 2011, Houston Mayor Anise Parker honored her with “Mica Mosbacher Day” for her initiation of the prominent public art installation, “On Tolerance,” featuring sculptures by world-class sculptor, Jaume Plensa.

In 2013, Mica was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to the Order of St. John; in 2012 she was awarded the Silver Good Citizenship Medal, the highest honor from the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution.  She was named Philanthropist of the Year in 2007 by TAASA (Texas Association Against Sexual Assault).  Mica was named Knight Commander of the Order of King Francis I.

In 2008, Mica was inducted into the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame along with Barbara Bush and other prominent Houstonians.  A journalist, she has received prestigious writing awards for feature articles. Her career began in 1972, when as an intern at KPRC-TV/NBC in Houston, she was among the first female reporters on camera and radio and while an intern,  Mica acquired an exclusive interview during a famous murder trial.  She later pursued a career in print journalism and freelance writing.

A longtime horse lover, Mica is a former champion in the American Saddleseat Amateur Walk-Trot Division. She won her first horse show at the Dallas State Fair riding J Miller and was trained by Charles Smith at Tri-Oaks Stables in Houston.

Active in political fundraising, Mica has served as a co-chair on many statewide and national campaigns.

Born in Gainesville, Florida, Mica resides in Washington, DC.

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