The Board of Directors of Senior Executives Association chose Tim Dirks, a former board member and SEA staff member, as the organization’s interim president.
Dirks succeeds former SEA President Carol Bonosaro, who stepped down after holding the position for 29 years. Her last day was Nov. 4.
“Tim is an exemplary senior executive with extensive public and private sector experience,” said Barbara Pabotoy, chairwoman of the board in a release. “He will serve the Association well, implementing our strategic approach to support Senior Executive Service and Senior Professional employees as the basis for efficient and effective government management.”
Dirks spent 32 years working for the federal government before he retired in 2002. He spent his last 10 years in the civil service at the Department of Energy, where he was the director of human resource management. Previously, he worked in management and HR at the Smithsonian Institution, the Office of Personnel Management, the Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
After leaving the federal government, Dirks provided HR and management consulting at GRA, Inc., the Partnership for Public Service and the National Academy of Public Administration.
Career achievements included recognition from OPM and the Office of Management and Budget for helping to develop successful human capital management programs. He also received the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award in 1996 and 2001 for his pioneering work in HR management.
At the SEA, Dirks served on the Board of Directors from 1997-2004, including a stint as its treasurer from 1999-2003. From June 2013 to August 2014, he was SEA’s Director of Member and Agency Liaison.