Carol A. Bonosaro, President Emeritus

BonosaroCarol Bonosaro is President Emeritus of the Senior Executives Association and served as the President of the Association from 1986 through 2015. Ms. Bonosaro was herself a Senior Executive until her retirement from Federal service in 1986 to become SEA'S full time President. She served on the Association’s Board of Directors from 1981 to 1986, including as Chair from 1983-1986.

Ms. Bonosaro began her government career at the then Bureau of the Budget (now Office of Management and Budget) as a management intern. At 33, she became a super-grade executive at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Among the various positions she held there was Director of the Women’s Rights Unit. As Director, she developed and implemented programs in response to the agency’s jurisdiction over sex discrimination (congressionally mandated in 1972), including a Commission study of sex bias in the U.S. Code conducted by now Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a consultation on the issue of domestic violence in 1978; the consultation led to the founding of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Ms. Bonosaro directed the Commission’s Congressional and Public Affairs Program from 1980 to 1986 when she retired from the Senior Executive Service.

A graduate of Cornell University, Ms. Bonosaro attended George Washington University for graduate study in economics and Harvard University's Program for Senior Managers in Government. A veteran of over 50 radio and television appearances during the public debate regarding the Congressional, Executive and Judicial pay raise, Ms. Bonosaro is listed in Who's Who in America. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Asian American Government Executives Network. She served as a member of the National Partnership Council and is currently a member of the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations. She received the 2005 Stan Suyat Award from the Asian American Government Executives Network.


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