Preferred Pronouns: She, her, hers
"Bonita was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago and currently resides in the Village of South Holland. She is a respected visionary leader with over 30 years of exemplary achievement. Bonita is currently an External Affairs Manager for ComEd, South Region. She also serves as president of the board of directors for Cornerstone CDC, she serves on the boards of Mentoring Youth Through Technology, The Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce, Rainbow/PUSH’s Citizenship Education Fund and she’s a Commissioner for South Holland’s Economic Development Committee.
She also actively leads volunteer teams from ComEd to assist charitable organizations and various municipalities in the southland. At her core, she is a humanitarian and has an immense passion serving people.
Prior to joining ComEd she provided public service as, Chief of Staff to Alderman Sandi Jackson; Director of Financial Education, Office of The State Treasurer; COO and National Director of One Thousand Churches Connected, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition; Director of Investments and Economic Empowerment, Salem Baptist Church and Co-Owner of Skills for Life, Inc. Her career started at The Northern Trust Company whereby she held various management positions and earned the title of 2nd Vice President. Bonita served six years in the United States Army Reserve.
Bonita has received numerous awards over the years and most recently she received: We Dream in Color Humanitarian Award (2019), Women Empowered for Civic Engagement (2018), GSU Chapter Pi Alpha Alpha Outstanding Community Partner (2017), Thornton Township Jefferson Award (2016) and she received the Chicago Defender Woman of Excellence Award (2015).
In the past, Bonita has served on the Board of Chatham Business Association, Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce, Calumet Area Industrial Coalition, Secretary of Exelon African American Resource Alliance and serves as an ambassador for Exelon Military Actively Connected. She has held membership in a broad variety of professional and civic organizations. She has served as Principal for a Day and volunteers to speak with youth throughout various school systems and shelters for women and children. She served as a contributor to Dollars and Sense radio program on 1690 AM/WVON."