Mara Liz Meinhofer
New York Office
Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development & Commerce
Mara Liz Meinhofer is a Certified Public Accountant with a strong background in taxes. She currently leads the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s Economic Development Office in New York where her main role is to raise awareness across the United States about the tax incentives and business opportunities in Puerto Rico and facilitate investment opportunities in the island.
She has 15 years of experience both in the private and public sectors. Her private sector experience includes roles in taxes, finance, banking and business management in the technology and financial services industries. She has worked for Banco Santander, Deloitte & Touche, Accenture and Louis Capital Markets in Puerto Rico, New York City and London.
Her public experience spans 7 years all within Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. She has served as Deputy Secretary of Economic Development & Commerce contributing to the development and execution of economic development policies in the areas of Industrial Development, Commerce & Trade, and Tourism, she served as Aide to the Governor’s Chief of Staff on matters of economic development and financial management, as Deputy Director of the Government Efficiency Project and as Aide to the Executive Director of PRIDCO in the attraction of foreign direct investment to Puerto Rico.
She received both her MBA in Finance and Business Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Puerto Rico.