Dale Bonner
Senior Advisor, California Center
California, Public Policy, Real Estate, Regulation


Dale Bonner is chairman of Plenary Group USA, a long-term investor, developer and operator of infrastructure in the United States.

Bonner served as California's secretary of business, transportation and housing from 2007 to 2011. As secretary, he led a workforce of 45,000 with an annual budget of $20 billion and represented the state in domestic and international affairs involving trade and foreign investment, business regulation and infrastructure.

During his tenure, Bonner chaired the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank and the Public Infrastructure Advisory Commission, and served on the California Strategic Growth Council, the Ad Hoc Critical Infrastructure Review Panel, the Health Information Technology Financing Advisory Commission and numerous other boards and commissions.

Previously, he served as California's commissioner of corporations (1998-1999), deputy secretary and general counsel of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency (1996-1998), deputy counsel to the governor (1992-1996), and a member of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission (2000-2005) and the California Science Center Board of Directors (2004-2010).

In 2011, Bonner, a nonpartisan, founded the infrastructure consulting firm Cal-Infra Advisors and joined national health-care consultancy EBG Advisors as strategic counsel. He serves on the advisory board for the Health Care Industry Access Initiative.

Bonner practiced law as a partner at Epstein, Becker & Green from 2002 to 2007 and as counsel at Hogan and Hartson from 1999 to 2002.

He is a 1990 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a 1987 graduate of the University of Southern California, where he majored in political science.


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