Víctor Suárez Meléndez

Víctor A. Suárez Meléndez is an attorney, the current Puerto Rico Chief of Staff and current executive director of the Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority. Prior to his current position, Suárez served in various roles in public service, including as executive director of the Puerto Rico Ports Authority, Secretary of Consumer Affairs and deputy mayor of Carolina. Before he joined the government, Suárez worked as an operations manager for Colgate-Palmolive and as a private-practice lawyer. He also worked as a consultant for various public and private entities in matters such as process reengineering, projects management, organizational restructuring and development of efficiency indicators. Academically, Suárez holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, a master's degree in engineering management from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and a juris doctor from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. On the day of his appointment as Chief of Staff, Metro reported that Suárez's appointment responded to, "strategies made by the governor's staff to position [the governor] for re-election."