Bonita Robertson Director of Workforce Initiatives at Greater New Orleans Foundation McGehee Class of 2002
McGehee’s school motto of Noblesse Oblige was a big influence on Bonita Robertson’s career path in philanthropy. She remarked, “I try each day to live what was instilled at McGehee - to whom much is given much is expected. Whenever confronted with obstacles I harken back to the confidence instilled in me during my days at McGehee and remember that the future is female. I try everyday to contribute to our great city!”
As a graduate from Howard University, Bonita obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Management. She then earned her law degree from Loyola University College of Law. After serving as the Special Counsel for Bio District New Orleans, Bonita Robertson joined the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) in 2012. She has served there in several capacities. At the close of 2017, Bonita was promoted to the Director of Workforce Initiatives. She is now leading all the Foundation’s workforce investments including their new initiative, New Orleans Workforce Innovations to provide supportive services to employees onsite at their jobs. When not at her full-time job, Bonita serves as Commissioner at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Chair of the Small and Emerging Business Committee at the Convention Center. She also served as an Advisory Board Member on Mayor Latoya Cantrell’s Transition team.
Bonita Robertson '02
Whenever confronted with obstacles I harken back to the confidence instilled in me during my days at McGehee and remember that the future is female.