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Nellie Gorbea's Biography

Office: Secretary of State (RI), Democratic

Contact Information

Full Name:

Nellie M. Gorbea

Gender:

Female

Family:

Husband: Steve; 3 Children

Birth Place:

Puerto Rico

Home City:

North Kingstown, RI

MPA, Public Finance & Advanced Management Techniques, Columbia University, 1990-1992

AB, International Affairs, Princeton University, 1984-1988

Secretary of State, State of Rhode Island, 2014-present

Candidate, Rhode Island Secretary of State, 2018

Executive Director, HousingWorks Rhode Island, 2008-2013

Deputy Secretary of State/Director of Administration, Office of the Secretary of State of Rhode Island, 2002-2006

Corporate Development Officer, Altamente.com, 2001

Economic Advisor, Office of the Governor of Puerto Rico, 1999-2000

Assistant to the President, Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico, 1998-1999

Program Officer, The Rhode Island Foundation, 1996-1998

Associate, Fleet Securities, 1992-1995

Summer Fellow/Consultant, The Ford Foundation, 1991-present

Member, Access Democracy Advisory Board, present

Regional Vice President, National Association of Secretaries of State, present

Member, Salve Regina University Advisory Board, present

Co-Chair, Business Services Committee, National Association of Secretaries of State

Co-Chair, Voter Participation Committee, National Association of Secretaries of State

Vice Chair, Platform Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2016

Policy Specialist, Governor's Committee on Children's Services Planning, 1988-1990

Awards:

** Women's Campaign Fund GAME CHANGER Award, 2014
** Women's Campaign Fund Endorsed Candidate, 2014
** EMILY's List endorsed candidate since 2013
** 2013 César Estrada Chávez Award, RI
** 2009 Providence Business News Award: Women to Watch--Social Services (Education, Nonprofits and Government)
** 2006 Bill Richardson Award for Political Leadership, RI Latino Political Action Committee, August 2006

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