Alexandria, Virginia , United States
|| April 19, 1957
|Last Modifed||Juan Croniqueur|
Nov 21, 2022 06:09pm
|Info||"In May of 2001, Maria Cino was appointed by President Bush to serve as the Assistant Secretary and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service at the United States Department of Commerce. The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is the key export promotion agency of the federal government with a worldwide network of 1700 employees charged with the mission to help small and medium sized American businesses export to markets worldwide. |
Maria Cino’s career in coordinating and managing public policy and political projects spans over 20 years. Most recently, Ms. Cino served as the Deputy Chairman for Political and Congressional Relations at the Republican National Committee (RNC) in Washington, DC. In this role, Ms. Cino managed a $250 million grassroots media, mail and get-out-the-vote effort in all 50 states.
She accepted this leadership role at the RNC after serving as the National Political Director for Bush for President in Austin, Texas. Ms. Cino was responsible for hiring and supervising the national field operation, organizing the campaign’s leadership in the 50 states and territories, and establishing staffed headquarters in 22 early primary states.
Prior to joining the campaign, Cino was a public policy and government affairs consultant for the law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C. where she used her management, legislative and political experience to represent corporations and trade associations on a wide range of issues before Congress.
From 1993 to 1997, she served as the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). During that time, Ms. Cino managed the organization’s strategy, budget and daily operations for 435 congressional Districts. She streamlined the organization, eliminated a $4.5 million debt and refocused resources. Under her leadership, the NRCC was transformed into a member-driven organization, and her aggressive grassroots efforts have widely been credited for the 1994 Republican sweep that restored Republican control to the House of Representatives for the first time since 1954.
During the 1996 election cycle, Cino led the NRCC in a record-breaking effort to strengthen the Party by conducting the most successful candidate recruitment drive in history, capturing a key contested seat in a high-stakes special election, and retaining the Republican majority for the first consecutive time in 68 years.
Prior to joining the NRCC, Cino was Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative Bill Paxon where she set-up, hired and supervised the Washington, D.C. office and four district offices.
Ms. Cino is a graduate of St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia."
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