A 25-year veteran of the Minnesota political landscape, Molly has broad expertise in legislative policy, campaign operations and public facilities administration. She has lobbied at the Minnesota legislature for 12 years, representing corporations, organizations and trade associations on corporate and general business issues. She specialized in the areas of health care, energy, gaming, data privacy and environment. Minnesota Law and Politics twice recognized her as one of Minnesota's "best lobbyists."
Molly served as an advisor to two-time Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, and was Inauguration Chair after both of his elections. She managed all fundraising, planning and execution of Pawlenty's Inaugural activities and swearing in ceremonies.
In 2005, Molly was appointed Commissioner of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, a state public corporation that owns and operates seven airports, including MSP International, the nation's 14th busiest airfield. As Commissioner, she helped set policy, strategic goals, operating and capital budgets, and approve contracts and leases for the organization. MSP airport consistently ranks among the best airports in North America for customer service.