Rosario Marin is an entrepreneur, an international keynote speaker, author, and serves as advisor to two corporations in Australia and Mexico.
She has been privileged to serve both as an elected
and appointed official and has served at the three levels of government; local, state, and federal. She has worked for one of the Fortune 10 companies and founded a non-profit organization for Latino families of children with disabilities.
She served in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cabinet as Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency where she oversaw procurement of nearly $9 billion worth of goods and services, the management and development of the 1,600+ state’s real estate properties, oversight of the nation's largest state employee pension funds CAL STRS and CAL PERS, the collection of state taxes over $104 billion dollars – the equivalent of the GDP of the eighth largest global economy, and programs managing a state workforce of more than 250,000 people, the state’s civil rights enforcement, consumer protection, and the licensing of 2.4 million Californians in more than 255 different professions.
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 where she had oversight of the U.S. Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. She championed the U.S. Treasury's financial literacy outreach program focusing especially on the 10 million unbanked Americans. Her signature accomplishment as a member of the Partnership for Prosperity efforts between the U.S. and Mexico was the significant reduction on the cost of remittances.
As Chairwoman of the California Integrated Waste Management Board from 2004 to 2006, Ms. Marin presided over the successful attainment of California’s 50 percent recycling mandate.
Ms. Marin has held numerous leadership positions with nonprofit boards. Currently she is a member of the CSULA Foundation Board and formerly served for nine years in the Special Olympics International Board of Directors
For her contributions, she has been awarded numerous recognitions including four Honorary Doctorate degrees. In addition, she received The Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2016 the Outstanding American by Choice Award by the State Department in 2008, and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Prize given to her by the Josephy P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation at the United Nations in 1995.
• 41st Treasurer of the United States
• Four Honorary Doctorate Degrees
• The Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2016
• Outstanding American by Choice Award by the State Department in 2008
• Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Prize by the Josephy P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation at the United Nations in 1995
• Member of the Partnership for Prosperity efforts between the U.S. and Mexico
• Chairwoman of the California Integrated Waste Management Board from 2004 to 2006
• Former Cabinet Member for the California Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency
• Serves as advisor to two corporations in Australia and Mexico
• Member of the CSULA Foundation Board
• Served for nine years in the Special Olympics International Board of Directors