Rosanna A. Márquez served from 2014 to 2021 as AARP Illinois State President, helping to shape and drive AARP Illinois advocacy at the state and local level. From 2002 to 2014, she was President and CEO of Eleanor Foundation, leading its transformation into a research-oriented grant-making foundation focused on economic self-sufficiency for working women of modest means.
Márquez was the Midwest regional administrator for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Earlier, she was Director of Programs in the Chicago Mayor’s Office, a Cabinet-level position, where she oversaw and coordinated federal, housing and community issues. She was a litigation associate at the law firm, Mayer Brown.
Márquez serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Metropolitan Housing Development Corporation. She holds a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne and a JD from Harvard University Law School.