Strength – The governor, Pedro Rafael Pierluisi Urrutia, reported on Friday about the appointment of Carmen Feliciano as executive director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA, for its acronym in English).
“I know very well Carmen’s work and professionalism, her ability and her experience in Washington DC She is a hardworking woman committed to Puerto Rico who has served her country well from the federal capital, where she is well-known and respected. I am honored that you are returning to my team, because the agenda that Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González and I have in Washington, DC, will be well loaded and busy. Carmen will be a fundamental piece from PRFAA for Puerto Rico to achieve its goals, to ensure fair treatment from the federal government and for our people to achieve the equality we deserve as American citizens, ”said the governor in a written communication.
Pierluisi ruled that Feliciano is an experienced attorney in government and legislative affairs with vast experience in the federal capital.
For eight years, she worked as the chief of staff in the office of the resident commissioner, who was then Governor Pierluisi. In addition, it has served as a liaison between Puerto Rico, the White House, Congress, and all federal agencies and national organizations.
For her part, Resident Commissioner Jennifer González Colón said that, “I am very pleased to see more women appointed to the public service and that we can count on the experience of Carmen Feliciano to join the efforts of Governor Pierluisi and this servant. The experience that Carmen has on the affairs of Puerto Rico in the federal capital as the past chief of staff of today’s Governor Pierluisi when he was resident commissioner and at the head of the Senate office in Washington from where we work on various issues is unquestionable. I welcome this appointment and congratulate the new director ”.
He mentioned that Feliciano has a Bachelor of Arts, International Relations and French, Magna Cum Laude, and a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University.
In addition to her experience in Congress, Feliciano served as executive director of the Hispanic National Association.
He was also responsible for coordinating legislative strategies that achieved bipartisan approval.
Feliciano’s 15 years of experience in Congress also includes working with former Governor Luis Fortuño while he was resident commissioner.