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Marcos D. Vigil

Board Member

Education:

Juris Doctor. Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY

AB, History. Certificate in Latin American Studies, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

 

Recognitions:

Princeton AlumniCorps, Princeton, NJ
Board Member (2017 – 2020)

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Newark, NJ
Alternate Trustee (2017 – 2018)

New Jersey League of Municipalities, Trenton, NJ
Member Legislative Committee, Land Use Subcommittee (2016 – 2018)

Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority, Jersey City, NJ
Commissioner (2016-2018)

Puerto Rican Bar Association, New York, NY
Board Member (2009-2010)

Hispanic National Bar Association, Washington, D.C.
Member, Government Relations Committee (2006); Deputy General Counsel (2011)

Marcos D. Vigil joined Southwest Key’s board of directors in January 2021.

Mr. Vigil is an experienced government executive and legal professional with a demonstrated history in administration, operations, reform, policy making, legal analysis, risk management, and economic development.

Mr. Vigil served as Jersey City’s Deputy Mayor and Director of Housing, Economic Development and Commerce overseeing economic development and real estate, and developing strategies for sustainable development and affordable housing. He also served as Commissioner at the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority, and represented the City on the Legislative Committee of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities and as Trustee of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.

Prior to that role, Mr. Vigil served four years as Deputy Secretary of State for New York in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration, leading and managing the operations for its Divisions of Consumer Protection, Licensing Services, Corporations, Cemeteries and the NYS Athletic Commission. Before joining public service, Marcos practiced commercial and employment law in several New York City law firms.

He also served as a Board Member of the Puerto Rican Bar Association, and as Deputy General Counsel for the National Hispanic Bar Association. Mr. Vigil and his family recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and he divides his time between the West and East Coasts.