Rosario Marin is a compassionate mother, dedicated public official and consummate advocate for the disadvantaged who has served for 22 years at the local, state, and national levels. Her dedication to state service began under Governor Pete Wilson in February 1992 as chief of legislative affairs at the Department of Developmental Services where she successfully reformed the system for Californians with developmental disabilities and the implementation of the Early Intervention Services Act. In 1995, for her tireless work on behalf of persons with developmental disabilities, Ms. Marin was awarded the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Prize by the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation at the United Nations. In 2001 she was appointed by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Ms. Marin served as the 41st Treasurer of the United States. She has also served in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cabinet as Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency from 2006 through March, 2009.
Ms. Marin received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Los Angeles, and completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.