Ona Alston Dosunmu

Ona Alston Dosunmu is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) and the California Lawyers Foundation (CLF). A recognized leader in the legal profession, Ona has deep expertise in non-profit governance, operations and diversity initiatives. Her legal experience includes stints in both private law firms and in-house. Most recently, Ona held a number of positions at the Brookings Institution, where she was Vice President and General Counsel and served as Interim COO. Ona earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master‘s degree in sociology from Howard University. She has served on numerous legal and nonprofit boards, including the Children’s Law Center and the Corporate Pro Bono advisory board as well as two terms on the global governing board of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). She also chaired ACC’s board-level Advocacy Committee and was elected Chair of ACC’s national Nonprofit Organizations Committee. Ona is a wife and the proud mom of twins: son, Taiwo and daughter, Kehinde. When she is not in the office or traveling for work, she enjoys biking, reading and swimming.