Many in the GOP interested in expanding the message of the party have laser focused their attention on the Republican National Committee’s new hires. Specifically who would they select to lead the charge in working with the Latino community. Now its official. Manny Rosales is the new Deputy Director of Coalitions at the RNC.
Yesterday Politico.com reported on his large responsibility of building a strong Hispanic coalition with the GOP. Rosales, who worked in the Bush administration and most recently at the Latino Coalition, will also be at the helm of strengthening relationships with small business leaders, veterans and Catholics.
From Politco.com: RNC hires Hispanic outreach aide
RNC Chairman Michael Steele faced criticism from Hispanic Republicans, as I wrote last month, in part because the committee hadn’t hired a senior Hispanic operative to work on turning around that key constituency.
The Party has now filled the job, an RNC source said, with Manny Rosales, who a former assistant administrator of the Small Business Administration under President George W. Bush who was most recently the director of the Washington office of The Latino Coalition, a right-leaning pro-business Hispanic group. Rosales was born in Nicaragua and had been chairman of the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce while in the private sector. (read more from politico.com)
Manny Rosales previously was the Washington D.C. director for the Latino Coalition. Here is a little little more information on him from the U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education (USHYEE):
Mr. Rosales served as the Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of International Trade. Before joining the SBA, Mr. Rosales successfully operated his own financial services company, Inter-American Financial Services. In 1992 Mr. Rosales was elected chairman of the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where he served five years. Mr. Rosales was also twice-elected to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where he was instrumental in providing national forums for small business issues and expanding opportunities for Hispanic-owned businesses internationally.
A few days ago I wrote a bit about the controversy. Read more: GOP can reclaim the Hispanic vote