Tinisha Agramonte

Director, Office of Civil Rights
Department of Commerce


Tinisha Agramonte is a highly regarded Civil Rights Champion whose personal and professional mission is to advance equitable opportunities for all. She has 25 years of experience in the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), diversity, civil rights, and human relations arenas as a civil servant, consultant, university instructor, and trainer/facilitator. Ms. Agramonte was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2013. Throughout her federal career, she has led agencies through transformation efforts, strategically embedding and integrating innovative and forward thinking EEO, civil rights, and diversity programs into day-to-day agency operations. In her current position, she serves as the principal advisor on EEO and civil rights compliance programs at the Department of Commerce. Early in her life, Agramonte was identified as an at-risk youth. With the help of mentors and educators who saw potential in her, she was able to overcome significant challenges. Because of their guidance, she realized the potential they saw in her and was encouraged to reach unimaginable heights. For this reason, and as a First Generation Professional, Tinisha is compelled to “pay it forward” by ensuring ALL people have the access, opportunities, encouragement and support needed to realize their fullest potential. Prior to joining the Department of Commerce, Agramonte held a number of leadership positions with various Federal agencies, including the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Army, and Air Force, and also the U.S. Small Business Administration.


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