Bonnie C. Carroll
As founder of IIa, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Knowledge Officer, Bonnie Carroll brings a cross-cutting vision of information management, policy, and technology and a deep commitment to providing excellent service to all of IIa's clients and partners. Her leadership roles outside of the corporate structure put her at the forefront of strategic futures for information management.
For almost four decades, Carroll has participated in research and development projects related to information and knowledge management. In addition to her responsibilities in managing IIa, Carroll is Executive Director of CENDI, the federal scientific and technical information (STI) managers’ group, and has been a Consultant to a number of federal science mission agencies. She serves on the National Academy of Science, National Research Council’s Board of Research Data and Information, and is the U.S. national representative to International CODATA. Carroll served as the first Executive Secretary for two White House Science Office Interagency Working Groups: the Interagency Working Group for Digital Data (IWGDD) and the Biodiversity and Ecosystems Informatics (BioEco) Working Group. She has served as President of the American Society for Information Science &Technology (ASIS&T) and as Chair of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Section on Information, Computing and Communications. Carroll has also been a consultant to foreign and international organizations including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Kingdom of Jordan, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), and the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI).
Among her awards and recognitions, in 2004, Carroll was named one of Federal Computer Week's Federal 100 for her work through CENDI to harness "the energy of scientists across government and around the world to launch the first government Web portal on science information." In 2005, Carroll was awarded the Department of Interior's Conservation Service Award for her role in developing the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) and in other biological informatics efforts.
Prior to founding IIa, Carroll worked at DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information as Director of Program Development and International Activities and Deputy and Acting Assistant Manager for Information Services, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and began her career at Cornell University.
She holds a BA from Cornell University and an MS in library and information science from Columbia University.