José R. Izquierdo II, Esq., was appointed by the Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló Nevares as Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company on January 2017. Prior to his appointment, Izquierdo practiced law in San Juan and served as Secretary General Secretary of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and as Chief Executive Officer of both the North American Boxing Organization (NABO) and the Intercontinental Boxing Organization, establishing himself as a prominent figure in the sport at an international level.
Izquierdo also served as Assistant Secretary and Director of Legal and Legislative Affairs at the Department of Economic Development and Commerce of Puerto Rico.
The Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company received a BA in History and Latin American and Iberian Studies from Haverford College, Haverford, PA, in 2005, having also spent a year studying International History and Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. As an undergraduate, Izquierdo was selected for a prestigious White House internship.
After gaining considerable experience as advisor to various key legislative committees, Jose received a JD from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in 2011, where he was a staff editor of the UPR Law Review, class president, and president of the Federal Bar Association (FBA).