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Thomasina V. Rogers

Thomasina V. Rogers has given more than 30 years of service to the federal government. She was nominated by President Obama to become the 11th Chairman of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, and currently serves in that capacity. Having been confirmed three times to the Review Commission, Rogers has served the second-longest tenure in the Agency’s 38-year history. She remains the first woman to be designated as Chairman – a distinction she achieved in 1999 under President Clinton.  She is also the only African American to serve on the Review Commission.  Previously, Rogers was confirmed and served as Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States in the mid-1990’s. Before that, Rogers served for seven years in the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to her Presidential appointment to the Administrative Conference in 1994.  During her SES tenure, she was Legal Counsel to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she had primary responsibility for managing the development of the ADA employment regulations. Near the end of her SES tenure, Rogers received Presidential recognition for noteworthy public service in the management of Government programs.