We are so pleased to introduce the ¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina! Rally Madrina for 2017: Ms. Rossana Rosado, New York State Secretary of State.
As New York State Secretary of State, Ms. Rossana Rosado brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to New York State government, having recently served as the first female editor and publisher of the oldest Spanish-language newspaper in the country, El Diario, for nearly twenty years. Ms. Rosado is also a Distinguished Lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She will succeed Cesar Perales, lifelong public servant and founder of the New York State Office of New Americans, who has held the position since 2011.
“Rossana Rosado is a respected, intelligent leader with the experience New York needs to lift up working families and expand opportunity,” Governor Cuomo said. “From becoming the first woman to serve as editor and publisher of the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the country, to championing reentry initiatives, to her work as an award-winning producer, Rossana brings a depth and diversity of experience that is second to none. I am confident Rossana will be a force for positive and lasting change in communities across the state, and I am proud to welcome her to this administration.”