The governor Pedro Pierluisi appointed on Monday Lisoannette Gonzalez Ruiz as secretary of Department of Consumer Affairs (DACO) and, in turn, submitted 36 appointments to the legislative Assembly for consideration during the beginning of the last ordinary session of the quadrennium.
“I submit to the advice and consideration of the Legislative Assembly the appointments of excellent professionals, competent and committed to the well-being and progress of Puerto Rico. “I trust that they will be evaluated on their merits, considering their capabilities and experience.”expressed the chief executive through written statements.
According to the press release issued by La Fortaleza, the governor submitted, for the advice and consent of the Senate, to Nino Correa Filomeno as director Bureau of Emergency Management and Disaster Administration (NMEAD) and Antonio Ramos Guardiola as executive director of Puerto Rico Innovation and Technology Service (Prits).
Among the appointments submitted, there are also 23 that were not attended to in the last legislative session. Some of them include Veteran’s Attorney, Agustin Montanez Allman; eight judges to the Superior Court; a judge to the Municipal Court; four prosecutors, two juvenile affairs attorneys; and a property registrar.
Likewise, Pierluisi proposed the appointments of a member of the Public Service Appeal Commission, a member of the Puerto Rico Pilotage Commission, two members of the Governing Board of the Water and sewage Authority (AAA), a member of the Parole Board and two members for the Regulatory Board of Reeducation and Retraining Programs for Aggressive Persons.
The first executive, in turn, submitted to the Senate the appointment of Maria Teresa Quintana as commissioner and president of the Industrial Commission. Additionally, she proposed the appointments of Rene Acosta and Raul Bustamente as members of the Board of Directors of the Tourism Company, as well as the appointments of Carmen Ruiz Fischler, Jose Vega Santana and Fernando Llavona Torres as new members of the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Corporation for Public Broadcasting (WIPR).
Finally, he submitted the name of Terilyn Sastre to the Governing Board of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and that of Alicia Z. Diaz as member and president of the Food and Nutrition Commission.