Grace Protos is the Regional Administrator for twenty-five states and territories of the U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau. She designs and oversees the implementation of policy, research, and projects that promote the advancement of working women. She also develops organizational channels for Women’s Bureau resources, and partnership opportunities with companies, community-based organizations, and state and local governments representing millions of working women around the nation. She is responsible for all programs and activities, long and short-term planning of goals, and employee development.

Before joining the Women’s Bureau, Ms. Protos was a senior vice president at MacKenzie Partners, a corporate advisory services firm, where she worked for thirteen years on corporate mergers, acquisitions, and stakeholder identification and communications for clients including Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Protos holds a master’s degree in social work from the Columbia School of Social Work.