ROSS’ Managing Partner, Rossanna Salazar has more than three decades of practical and successful experience in the field of communications.

Prior to founding ROSS, 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.

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 serves as private sector chair of the Clements Legislative Study Program of the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute (TCCRI). She also serves on the TCCRI board.

She was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as a member of the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System (TSUS). She served on the board for eight years, the final two as chair. She continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the TSUS Foundation.

Ms. Salazar holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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