Thomasina V. Rogers, who has served at the highest levels of the United States government, was appointed Commissioner from Prince George’s County on June 7, 2016 and elected Chair for Fiscal Year 2018 on June 21, 2017.
Rogers was the longest standing Chair of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC), having joined in 1998. The OSHRC is an independent agency in the executive branch of the federal government that adjudicates contests involving violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Prior to the Review Commission, she led the Administrative Conference of the United States, a bipartisan effort to improve the operation and administration of government. She also headed the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where she managed many of the key aspects of implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. As a result of her work at the EEOC, the President conferred on her the rank of Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service.
She has served as a trustee on numerous boards, including those of the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and the American Arbitration Association.
After receiving her undergraduate degree in journalism from Northwestern University, Rogers received her law degree from Columbia University School of Law. She resides in Upper Marlboro.