Carol Bonosaro


Carol is the former President of the Senior Executives Association, having served in that position from 1986 through 2015. A member of the Association’s Board of Directors from 1981 to 1986, she served 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 other positions there, 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, she attended George Washington University for graduate study in economics and Harvard University's Program for Senior Managers in Government. She received the Office of Personnel Management’s Theodore Roosevelt Award, citing her as the “Champion of the SES.”