Seema Nanda Executive – Vice President and COO

Seema Nanda is executive vice president and chief operating officer at The Leadership Conference. Before joining The Leadership Conference, Nanda was Chief of Staff to Secretary Tom Perez at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). She also served at the DOL as deputy solicitor and as deputy chief of staff and senior counselor to Secretary Perez, serving as top advisor on immigration, workforce development, and internal management issues. Before joining DOL, Nanda led the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to that, she worked as an attorney and supervisory attorney at the National Labor Relations Board, Division of Advice. Her experience also includes practicing labor and employment law in Seattle and serving on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations. Nanda is a graduate of Boston College Law School and Brown University and a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.