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Jeanne M. Bonk
One of the Chargers’ longest-tenured executives and one of the highest-ranking female executives in the National Football League, Jeanne Bonk was named Executive Vice President–Chief Operating Officer in May 2016.
Bonk originally joined the Chargers in 1991 as Chief Financial Officer. In 1994, she was promoted to Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, a position she retained for seven years. In 2000, she was named Vice President-Chief Financial Officer; and in 2005, Bonk was promoted to Executive Vice President-Chief Financial Officer.
Bonk has successfully overseen the team’s day-to-day financial operations for over 25 years. Her expertise and leadership have been critical to the ongoing success of the organization in many areas. Currently she manages the team's involvement with the Inglewood stadium project. She has also been a presenter at the NFL Women’s Career Development Symposium, Thriving in Business Seminar at the University of San Diego, and the UC-Irvine Chief Executive Round Table Women's Forum, among others.
A native of Covina, California, Bonk began her professional career in 1983 with the international accounting firm, Price Waterhouse. She worked at Price Waterhouse for eight years, leaving as a senior audit manager to join the Chargers in 1991.
Bonk attended Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana before graduating with honors from the University of San Diego in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration. She majored in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She was nominated and a finalist for San Diego’s Chief Financial Officer of the Year Award in 2009. Bonk was also inducted into the Mater Dei High School Ring of Honor in 2011.
Bonk is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs. She currently is a member of the NFL Owners' Audit Committee. She previously sat on the San Diego Humane Society’s Audit Committee and the San Diego Diocesan Finance Council. In addition, she previously chaired the Finance Committee of Cathedral Catholic High School for six years.
Jeanne and her husband, Jim, reside in Costa Mesa.