Department of the Treasury
Council Member: Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury
Council Designee: Rosie Rios, the United States Treasurer
Rosie Rios is the 43rd United States Treasurer. Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Ms. Rios served as Managing Director of Investments for MacFarlane Partners, one of the leading real estate investment management firms in the U.S. with more than $11 billion in assets under management. She serves as a primary liaison with the firm's development and global capital partners to facilitate equity transactions for large mixed-use development projects in key urban areas and recently closed on over $345 million worth of equity commitments. Ms. Rios took a brief leave of absence from MacFarlene Partners to serve on the Obama-Biden Transition Project as a member of the Treasury Department Agency Review team.
Prior to joining MacFarlane Partners, Ms. Rios served as a Principal with Red River Associates, a consulting firm specializing in providing development, project management and executive management services for municipalities. Previously, she served as the Director of the Redevelopment and Economic Development for the City of Oakland. Managing a staff of nearly 100 people, she led the efforts of the two departments to facilitate development and business opportunities within Oakland as well as to revitalize the city's downtown and neighborhood corridors.
Ms. Rios also has served as Director of Economic Development for the City of Fremont (Calif.), as Development Specialist for the City of San Leandro (Calif.), and as Manager of the Union City (Calif.) Redevelopment Agency. She began her career as a Commercial Property Underwriter for General Reinsurance Corporation in San Francisco.
Committed to public service, Ms. Rios has served on many boards and associations. Ms. Rios received her Bachelor's degree in sociology and romance languages and literature from Harvard University.