U.S. Treasurer Cabral to Speak at UMES

  • Tuesday, April 8, 2008

    Cabral, AnnaPRINCESS ANNE, MD - U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral speaks to provide University of Maryland Eastern Shore students with information on financial empowerment on Thursday, April 10, at 11 a.m. in the Student Services Center Theatre.  

    Cabral, nominated by President George Bush to serve as the 42nd Treasurer of the United States, took the oath of office December 2004.  She spends a great deal of time working on the issue of financial education; and as a part of the Treasury Department's strategic plan, Cabral has an initiative to increase financial education in underserved communities and populations.

    Immediately prior to joining the Treasury Department, Cabral served as director of the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Latino Initiatives, where she led a pan-institutional effort to improve Latino representation in exhibits, public programming and related matters.  From 1999 to 2003, she served as CEO and president of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington. D.C.  HACR, a coalition of the largest and most influential national Hispanic organizations in the nation, works to ensure the inclusion of Hispanics in corporate America in four areas: employment, procurement, philanthropy and governance.

    Prior to joining HACR, Cabral served as deputy staff director for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.  She simultaneously served as executive staff director of the U.S. Senate Republican Conference Task Force on Hispanic Affairs.

    Cabral majored in political science at the University of California, Davis, and earned a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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    Suzanne Waters Street, director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-621-2355, street@umes.edu.