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Departing gov appoints new Puerto Rico Federal Affairs director

By on August 2, 2019

As well appointments at Invest Puerto Rico and Science, Technology & Research Trust board

SAN JUAN – Departing Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló appointed Thursday Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq., as the new executive director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) in Washington, D.C., and James “Bo” Collins as a member of the Invest Puerto Rico board.

Storipan currently serves as PRFAA’s director of Government Affairs. In this role, she spearheads the implementation of Puerto Rico’s public policy in Washington, D.C.

Before working at PRFAA, Storipan worked for Congresswoman Joyce Beatty as a legal and legislative adviser. She also worked for Lowenstein Sandler LLP, and is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and studied law at Ohio State University.

“I thank Governor Rosselló for entrusting me with the task of leading the government’s public policy efforts as Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration. I will continue to work tirelessly so that Puerto Rico continues to be a priority in Washington, DC,” Storipan said in the issued press release.

In 2000, Collins served as senior vice president of El Paso Merchant Energy, “where she worked on natural gas and led the sales team to achieve over one billion dollars in yearly income,” the governor’s office said, adding that, recently, Collins presided Mercantile Global Holdings in Puerto Rico, the first international bank focused on digital assets, as described in the release.

“I am proud to have the Governor’s support in this new endeavor. I recognize Puerto Rico’s economic potential and I will work to achieve the administration’s public policy to make it known to the international markets that Puerto Rico is ready and open for business,” Collins said.

Rosselló also made the following appointments to the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust’s board: Dr. Dara P. Schuster, Alicia Syrett, and Prof. Ubaldo M. Córdoba-Figueroa.

“I am convinced the new appointees will continue leading the government’s agenda in Washington, DC and in Puerto Rico. These professionals have been successful in their careers and will be instrumental in the future economic success of Puerto Rico,” Rosselló said.