Luis G. Rivera Marín

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Luis G. Rivera Marín
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Secretary of State of Puerto Rico
Assumed office
January 2, 2017
GovernorRicardo Rosselló
Preceded byVíctor Suárez Meléndez
Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company
In office
March 23, 2012 – January 1, 2013
GovernorLuis Fortuño
Preceded byMario González Lafuente
Succeeded byIngrid Rivera Rocafort
Personal details
BornSan Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S.
Political partyNew Progressive
Other political
Spouse(s)Carmen Margarita
EducationUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst (BA)
New York University (MBA)
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (JD)

Luis Gerardo Rivera Marín is an attorney-at-law and notary and the current Secretary of State of Puerto Rico. Prior to this designation, Rivera Marín served as executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company and as Secretary of Consumer Affairs of Puerto Rico.


Rivera Marín graduated from the Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola and from the Colegio Maristas. While at Maristas, he was a classmate and friend of Luis Fortuño who would later become governor of Puerto Rico.

After graduating from high school, he pursued several degrees. He first obtained a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and then pursued graduate studies, obtaining a master's degree in international business from the NYU Stern School of Business and a juris doctor from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law.[1][2]

Upon finishing his academic studies, Rivera Marín set up his own law firm. While at his law firm, he worked pro bono in favor of Dominicans residing in Puerto Rico, particularly with immigration issues.[2]

But after several years of private practice he became a public servant after his high school friend, Luis Fortuño, who was by now governor of Puerto Rico, asked him to join his cabinet. He was first appointed as Secretary of Consumer Affairs of Puerto Rico and a few years after was concurrently appointed as executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, overseeing a budget of $100 million USD.

After Fortuño was defeated in the 2012 general election, Rivera Marín returned to his private life. During that time, he also appeared as an analyst on political shows in radio and television on the island.

Then, in 2016, after Ricky Rosselló was elected governor, Rivera Marín was appointed as Secretary of State of Puerto Rico.

Personal life[edit]

Rivera Marín is married to Margarita, a licensed architect, with whom he has two daughters, Carmen Margarita and Ana.[2]


  1. ^ Rodriguez, Willin (December 7, 2016). "Continúan los nombramientos para el gabinete de Rosselló". El Vocero (in Spanish). Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Luis Gerardo Rivera Marín es un secretario repleto de pasiones". Primera Hora (in Spanish). May 28, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Luis G. Rivera Marín at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
Preceded by
Víctor Suárez Meléndez
Secretary of State of Puerto Rico