LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 3, 2012) - Dale Bonner, former secretary of business, transportation and housing for the State of California, has joined the Milken Institute as senior advisor.
Bonner is one of California's most experienced public servants. He served as head of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency from 2007 to 2011, overseeing roughly $20 billion of annual expenditures on infrastructure, programs, and services vital to California's economy. During his tenure, Bonner served as chair of the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank and the Public Infrastructure Advisory Commission, as well as serving on many other boards and commissions.
Prior to serving as secretary, Dale was a partner at Epstein, Becker & Green, and served as California's commissioner of corporations (1998-1999), deputy secretary and general counsel to the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency (1996-1998), and deputy counsel to the governor (1992-1996).
Bonner is the founder and principal of Cal-Infra Advisors, Inc., a consulting firm providing advice on California infrastructure policy, programs, and projects. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, and earned his B.A. at the University of Southern California.
"We are delighted and honored to welcome Dale Bonner to the Institute," said Paul Irving, senior managing director and chief operating officer of the Institute. "He brings deep public-sector experience and insight, a post-partisan, solutions-focused approach to business and policy challenges, and key relationships that will facilitate our efforts to serve our home state and the nation."
"I share the Milken Institute's belief in the power of capital markets and look forward to working with such a respected team of economists, industry experts and scholars to help find solutions to social and economic challenges in California and around the world," said Bonner.
About the Milken Institute
A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, the Milken Institute believes in the power of capital markets to solve urgent social and economic challenges. Its mission is to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance health.