Bonnie Lawlor


Bonnie Lawlor is Executive Director of NFAIS, an international membership organization comprised of the world’s leading content and information technology providers. Prior to this, Bonnie was Senior Vice President and General Manager of ProQuest’s Library Division where she was responsible for the development and worldwide sales and marketing of their products to academic, public, and government libraries. Before ProQuest, Bonnie was Executive Vice President, Database Publishing at the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI – now Thomson Scientific) where she was responsible for product development, production, publisher relations, editorial content, and worldwide sales and marketing of all of ISI’s products and services.

Bonnie is active in the American Chemical Society, currently serving as a Councilor for the Division of Chemical Information and as a member of the Council Policy Committee. She is past chair of both the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Copyrights and the Divisional Activities Committee, and recently completed a six-year term on the ACS Committee on Nominations and Elections. She also served on the ACS Committee on Budget and Finance. She is currently on the Boards of PALINET, one of the major library consortia in the Unites States, and the Philosopher’s Information Center, the producer of the Philosopher’s Index. She has served as a Board and Executive Committee Member of the Information Industry Association (IIA), and as a Board Member of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T).

Ms. Lawlor earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia), an M.S. in chemistry from St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia), and an MBA from the Wharton School, (University of Pennsylvania).