Global Conference 2010
Secretary, Business, Transportation & Housing Agency, State of California
Dale Bonner is Secretary of the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency (BT&H), a position to which he was appointed by the governor in 2007. He oversees more than 44,500 employees and budget of $12 billion. The agency's portfolio addresses transportation issues, public safety, affordable housing, international trade, financial services, tourism and managed health care. As the lead state agency for economic development, BT&H strives to enhance California's role in the global economy. Bonner most recently served as a partner in the law firm Epstein Becker & Green from 2002 to 2007. From 1999 to 2002, he was counsel to the law firm Hogan & Hartson. He served as deputy secretary and general counsel for BT&H from 1996 to 1998. Bonner received a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.