Rossanna Salazar has more than three decades of practical and successful experience in the field of communications.
Ms. Salazar is Managing Partner of ROSS Communications Inc. Prior to founding ROSS Communications, Ms. Salazar served in 1993 as Press Secretary to the successful U.S. Senate campaign of Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Before joining Mrs. Hutchison’s campaign, Ms. Salazar served as Communications Director for then-Agriculture Commissioner Rick Perry. She was Mr. Perry’s chief media spokesman, served as a member of his senior staff of advisers and was responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive public information campaign on the Department of Agriculture’s marketing and regulatory programs. She later served as a member of Mr. Perry’s political team in his successful campaigns for Governor.
Ms. Salazar previously served as Press Secretary and Chief Speechwriter for Governor Bill Clements. Ms. Salazar worked for Governor Clements from January 1987 to January 1991.
Ms. Salazar began her career as a reporter for Texas newspapers. She was Political Writer for the San Antonio Light and a member of the newspaper’s Editorial Board. Ms. Salazar’s reporting experience in San Antonio started in 1983 at the San Antonio Express, where she covered local government affairs.
Ms. Salazar is a member of the Executive Committee of the Texas Association of Business and serves as private sector chairman of the Clements Legislative Study Program of the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute.
She was appointed by Governor Perry to serve as a member of the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System.
Ms. Salazar holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona in Tucson.