Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Rolando B. Pablos to serve as the 111th Texas Secretary of State.
Secretary Pablos has a long history of public service including numerous local, state and federal appointments. He recently served as commissioner on two state regulatory agencies: the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Racing Commission.
He was the founding CEO of the El Paso-based Borderplex Alliance. As a bi-national economic development organization, Borderplex helped promote prosperity on both sides of the US-Mexico border.
Both as a state official and in private practice as a lawyer, Secretary Pablos played critical roles in the advancement of international trade with Texas, especially through his advocacy for cross-border collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico.
Secretary Pablos also served as Honorary Consul to Spain, working to ensure the formation and development of business and diplomatic relationships.
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Mary's University, Secretary Pablos earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a master’s degree in hospitality management from the University of Houston. He earned a law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law.
Secretary Pablos is a licensed attorney and founding partner of RB Pablos P.C. He and his wife, Dr. Laura San Martin, live in Austin with their four children: Cristina, David, Mia and Andrea.