41st Treasurer of United States
Rosario Marin is a dedicated public official and consummate advocate for the disadvantaged who served for 22 years at the local, state, and national levels. She is currently the president of Marin & Marin LLC and an internationally sought-after inspirational speaker.
Previously, she served in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cabinet as Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency from 2006 through March, 2009.
She was the 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. She also served as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Border 2012 Program, and was appointed to the Good Neighbor Environmental Board by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.
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 where she had oversight of the U.S. Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. 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. In addition, she served on the White House Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.
Ms. Marin was first elected to the Huntington Park City Council in 1994 and served through 2001. Her tough-on-crime positions and the cleaning of the business district were rewarded with her overwhelming reelection in 1999. She was later elected president of the League of California Cities’ Mayors and Councils Department, and she served as vice chair of the League’s Latino Caucus.
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. She was only the second person to receive the honor.
Ms. Marin has held numerous leadership positions with nonprofit boards. She currently serves on the Board of Hispanic 100, Republican National Committee Hispanic Advisory Board, Future Majority Advisory Board.