Governor Bruce Rauner has selected Arabel Alva Rosales to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board of Directors.
“She is an entrepreneur, a leader in the Hispanic community and has 15 years of state government experience”, Rauner said.
Currently, Rosales is the president and CEO of A. Alva Rosales & Associates, which is a technology firm specializing in project management, technology-based marketing and developing technology infrastructure.
Rosales served the State of Illinois in a number of different positions from 1990 to 2005. Most recently, she was a Commissioner on the Illinois Human Rights Commission. She was also the Director of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. Under former Governor Jim Edgar, she served as a Senior Policy Adviser on Urban Issues and as an Assistant to the Governor on Women’s Issues and Hispanic Affairs.
Rosales earned her bachelor’s degree from Mundelein College at Loyola University and a law degree from DePaul University. She also holds an executive certificate from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.