EVENT: U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios, the driving force behind plans to put a woman on the new $10 bill, will talk about currency redesign and answer questions in an appearance at UCI.
WHEN/WHERE: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, Room 1517, Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway (bldg. 214, grid F9 and F10 on campus map: http://communications.uci.edu//documents/pdf/UCI_14_map_campus_core.pdf)
INFORMATION: Media planning to attend should contact Heather Ashbach at 949-824-1577 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendance and parking are complimentary for media who RSVP in advance.
BACKGROUND: Rosie Rios serves as the 43rd Treasurer of the United States. She has direct oversight over the U.S. Mint, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and Fort Knox and is a key liaison with the Federal Reserve. She is especially passionate about supporting women in finance and issues of Main Street in the economic recovery.
Prior to her confirmation as treasurer, Rios worked at MacFarlane Partners, where she was managing director of investments. Working with global capital partners, Rios facilitated equity transactions for large mixed-use development projects in major urban areas. In November of 2008, Rios took a leave of absence from MacFarlane Partners to serve on the Treasury/Federal Reserve Transition Team. She is a graduate of Harvard University.