Global Conference 2010
Policy Director, Government Relations Group, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Carmencita Whonder is a Policy Director in the Washington, D.C., office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, where she is a member of the Government Relations Department. She provides lobbying services and strategic public policy advice to clients, primarily in the financial services and housing sectors, in their dealings with Congress and executive branch agencies. Prior to joining Brownstein, Whonder served as staff director for the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development and as the principal advisor on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee to Sen. Charles Schumer. During the 109th Congress she was minority staff director for the Senate Subcommittee on Economic Policy. She previously worked as a leadership education counselor for Gates Millennium Scholars Program/UNCF, a $1 billion initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Whonder holds a bachelor′s degree from Howard University.