Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Nominee for US Ambassador to El Salvador

President Obama has nominated Mari Del Carmen Aponte, a lawyer and former president of the Hispanic National Bar Association, to be the next US Ambassador to El Salvador. Her background:

Mari Del Carmen Aponte is currently an attorney and independent consultant with Aponte Consulting. From 2001-2004, Ms. Aponte was the Executive Director of the Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA). Prior to that, she practiced law for nearly twenty years with Washington D.C. based law firms. Ms. Aponte also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council of La Raza and the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund. She is also a member of the Board of the University of the District of Columbia and Rosemont College. She served as president of the Hispanic National Bar Association; the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia; and is a member of the District of Columbia Judicial Nominations Commission. In 2005, she was also elected to the Board of Directors of Oriental Financial Group (NYSE-OFG). In 1979, as a White House Fellow, Ms. Aponte was Special Assistant to the United States Housing and Urban Development Secretary Moon Landrieu. Ms. Aponte has a B.A. in Political Science from Rosemont College, a M.A. in Theatre from Villanova University, and a J.D. from Temple University.

My best wishes and congratulations to Ms. Aponte.

2 comments:

George Fulmore said...

Not easy to find more details on this woman. One article said that she had never married and had no children. Since Obama has not yet expressed any interest in Central America -- or any acknowledgement that it is even here/there -- it hard to know what a new Obama ambassador might bring.
Being a Latina with an academic background similar to Obama's is certainly different. An article in Latina Style I think it is says that she really had to struggle in college and law school and then in court as a lawyer. She was one of the few Latinas in higher education at that time. She is 62.

Jefe said...

Mari Del Carmen Aponte...
Served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council of La Raza... does anything else need be said La Raza is an organazition that says the USA should give Texas and most of California back to Mexico... They are blatently socialist and VERY ANTI-American... But then what else would Obama do but place another COMMIE into a country that has struggled against Communisim for most of its history...