Who's Who of Professional Women


Bonnie Booth

Bonnie Nelson Booth, EdM, brings more than half a century of professional experience to her role as a human resources consultant in private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Excelling in this role since 1995, she is a strong proponent of team cooperation and is proud to have facilitated collaboration between managers, executives, and workers through her work. Prior to her current position, Ms. Booth was a pension consultant, human resources consultant, human resources administrator, management development trainer, and administrator with the Westinghouse Credit Corporation. She gained additional experience as the acting director of admissions for Chatham College and as a personnel officer and administrative assistant with Harvard University.

Committed to making her voice heard and upholding the sanctity of democracy and democratic institutions, Ms. Booth has maintained civic engagement and service throughout her career. She was a Democratic committeewoman for the Seventh Ward Committee of the Democratic Party of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania for multiple decades and has been a member of the Shadyside Action Coalition since 1988. With the coalition, she held the position of president from 1992 to 1996 and 1998 to 2002 and was the secretary from 1991 to 1992. Alongside these titles, Ms. Booth was a management volunteer consultant for the Pittsburgh Fund for Arts Education. She believes strongly in the importance of humanities and cultural education. During childhood, her father traveled frequently for work and would share stories and pictures of his travels. Ms. Booth found learning about different cultures and people to be “the most wonderful thing in the world.”

Pursuing higher education, Ms. Booth completed coursework at Mary Washington College, Columbia University, and Carnegie-Mellon University. She earned a Master of Education in administration, planning, and social policy at Harvard University in 1979. Throughout her career, she has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Booth’s professional trajectory has been recognized through a feature with Marquis Who’s Who Milestones. In 1985, she received an Outstanding Quality Circle Facilitator Award from the Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

To keep up with and contribute to advances in her field, Ms. Booth is a member of the American Society for Training and Development, the American Society of Executive Women, and Rotary International. She served on the board of directors for the Bloomfield-Lawrenceville Lions Club from 1999 to 2011 and was the president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the International Association of Quality Circles from 1985 to 1990. Ms. Booth enjoys many hobbies in her spare time, including literature, art, music, films, arranging silk flowers, stamp collecting, creating handmade paper, practicing calligraphy, and traveling.


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