Anita Gonzales Evans

Anita Gonzales-Evans serves as a Congressional Liaison with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) and has been an employee of the Department since 1997.  Ms. Gonzales-Evans is primarily responsible for developing and implementing congressional and legislative strategies on issues affecting mineral and revenue collections.  While with ONRR, she has served as the Team Lead to develop the organization’s strategic review team for diversity and inclusion.  In 2015 she was selected to participate in the President’s Management Council Interagency Rotation Program where she spent 6 months on assignment with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  Ms. Gonzales-Evans also serves as a Diversity Change Agent at the Department and has served on several diversity and inclusion panels.  She was recently appointed to serve as the Chair and Chief Diversity Officer for her organization.  Ms. Gonzales-Evans has continued to learn more about becoming a diversity and inclusion practitioner and is a graduate of The Institute for Federal Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion and earned a Certificate of Mastery in Diversity and Inclusion.  In 2016 she was named the organization’s Mentor of the Year.

Prior to joining the Department, Ms. Gonzales-Evans served as a Congressional Liaison with the U.S. Department of Energy.  She also worked on Capitol Hill for various members in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Anita currently serves as the President of the Federally Employed Women’s Capital Chapter and has served as the President and Secretary of Interior Toastmasters International. Ms. Gonzales-Evans also is a graduate of the Executive Potential Program, a developmental program designed to enhance leadership competencies.

Anita grew up in Baytown, Texas, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Houston and a Master’s degree in Political Management from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  Anita also earned a Certificate in Personnel Administration from the U.S. Graduate School.