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Gov. Rosselló Appoints Marrero as Chief Financial Officer

Gov. Ricardo Rosselló appointed Omar J. Marrero as executive director of the Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency & Financial Advisory Authority (AAFAF, by its Spanish acronym) and as Chief Financial Officer of the Government of Puerto Rico; and recommended Ottmar Chavez as the executive director of the Central Office of Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience (COR3).


Rosselló also recommended Fermín E. Fontanés as executive director of the Public-Private Partnerships Authority (AAPP, by its Spanish acronym) ; Noelia García Bardales as executive director of the Convention District Authority; and Sen. Margarita Nolasco as executive director of the Automobile Accident Compensation Administration (ACAA, by its Spanish acronym).


Chávez will continue his duties as administrator of the General Services Administration (ASG, by its Spanish acronym).


“I announce these new appointments with the trust that officials will carry out their task in a capable and responsible manner. All have vast experience working in the Government and their commitment to the Island is demonstrated by accepting these positions that allow us to continue executing our administration’s agenda,”said the first executive.


Rosselló added that “I appreciate the willingness and commitment of these officials and wish them success in their assignments, since their achievements will be of direct benefit to the People.”


Gov. Rosselló also informed that he recommended Erik Rolón as executive director of the Housing Financing Authority (AFV, by its Spanish acronym).


All these appointments, except that of the executive director of the AAFAF, the governor recommends the boards of directors of all these entities to ratify this recommendation.


Marrero holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Dayton in Ohio, a juris doctor from the Law School of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and a Master’s degree in Law from the Law School of the University of New York.


Marrero served as executive director of several agencies in the Government of Puerto Rico, which include COR3, the AAPP, the Convention District Authority and the Port Authority. He has also served as secretary of the Department of Consumer Affairs during former Gov. Luis Fortuño administration.


On the other hand, Chavez – who since January 2019 has worked as the main purchasing officer for COR3 – earned a bachelor’s degree in International Administration from Assumption College in Massachusetts and a master’s degree in Project Management and Supply Chain from George Washington University.


Chavez has served as director of supply chain, as director of programs and portfolios, and as a global purchasing leader.


Meanwhile, Fontanés has a Bachelor of Science, Environmental Policy and Resource Functioning from the University of Michigan and a juris doctor from the George Washington University School of Law.


Fontanés has been a legal advisor to the AAPP since March 2018 and has handled aspects of the Electric Power Authority transaction under the Law to Transform the Puerto Rico Electric System.


His experience has been focused on corporate transactions, regulatory compliance, permits and environmental litigation. He has offered advice at all stages of a project, from the review of procedures and selection of locations, to the review of environmental impacts and permits.


García Bardales holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Río Piedras Campus of the University of Puerto Rico and postgraduate studies in International Business Administration from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.


García Bardales – who was serving as deputy director of the District Authority of the Convention Center until yesterday – has over 20 years of experience in public policy implementation.


Her work experience includes his municipal integration advice for the 911 Emergency System; and her work as an independent consultant for the municipality of Corozal and for the Bona Fide Union of Municipal Employees.


García Bardales also worked as executive director of the Committee on Health and Women’s Affairs of the Senate of Puerto Rico.


Finally, Nolasco has a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education in Mathematics from the Catholic University of Puerto Rico, a master’s degree in Education from the State University of New York and a PhD in Education from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.


Nolasco’s experience in the Senate began in 2005, where she has been appointed as majority leader and as vice president of the body. Nolasco also served as mayor of the municipality of Coamo from 1997 to 2000.


Source: The Weekly Journal

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