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Sara Manzano-Diaz

2015 Speaker

SARA MANZANO-DIAZ is regional administrator for the Mid-Atlantic Region, U.S. General Services Administration, as appointed by President Barack Obama in May 2012. She serves as the executive for the region and leads 1,000 employees. She oversees the government’s real estate portfolio and the procurement of goods, services and information technology for six Mid-Atlantic states, as well as, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.  Manzano-Díaz has spent her career in public service advocating on behalf of working class families, women and girls. In 2010, she was nominated by President Obama and was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate as the 16th Director of the Women’s Bureau at the United States Department of Labor. Manzano-Díaz also previously served as an Assistant Attorney General in New York, and as a Judicial Assistant and Pro Se Attorney in the New York State Judiciary. She served as co-chair of The Forum of Executive Women’s Mentoring Committee, and also participated in Madrinas, a program that provides mentors for at-risk Latina girls to encourage them to finish high school and attend college. Manzano-Díaz earned a B.S. in public relations and communications from Boston University and a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law. @saramanzanodiaz