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California State University, Los Angeles alumna Rosario Marin (Â83, B.S., Business Administration-Marketing) was sworn as the 41st U.S. Treasurer by Treasury Secretary Paul H. OÂNeill on August 16, 2001. The U.S. Senate confirmed her appointment on August 3, 2001.
As Treasurer, the oldest office in the U.S. government, Marin oversees matters relating to coinage, currency and the production of other instruments issued by the United States. She reviews currency issues and redemptions, as well as signs U.S. currency. She also oversees the U.S. Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and serves as the National Honorary Director of the Savings Bonds Program.
ÂI am pleased to welcome Rosario Marin to this historic role at the Treasury Department,Â said Secretary OÂNeill. ÂWith her long and distinguished record of public service, she will be a valuable asset to the Department and the Bush Administration.Â
In a statement, Cal State L.A. President James M. Rosser said: ÂWe are extremely honored that Rosario Marin highlighted her studies at, and graduation from Cal State L.A. in her statement before the United States Senate Committee on Finance. We are proud that such an exemplary figure as Rosario Marin will occupy the United States governmentÂs oldest officeÂpredating the Department of the Treasury. We look forward to her distinguished service to our country.Â
Prior to joining the Administration, Marin served as mayor and councilwoman of Huntington Park, CA. She concurrently worked for AT&T as public relations manager for the Hispanic Market in the Southern California Region.
Marin previously served as deputy director of the GovernorÂs Office of Community Relations, in Los Angeles, CA, in the administration of former California Governor Pete Wilson. She also previously served as assistant deputy director of the California State Department of Social Services; as chair of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities; and as chief of legislative affairs for the California Department of Developmental Services.
Marin is also a graduate of Harvard UniversityÂs John F. Kennedy School of Government Programs for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.
Marin and her husband, Alex, have three children, Eric, Carmen and Alex.
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