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Rossana Rosado and Alan S. Abel Join the John Jay College Board of Trustees

John Jay College of Criminal Justice has announced the appointment of Alan S. Abel and Rosanna Rosado to the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees. The two new board members boast stellar credentials in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Alan S. Abel

As Leader of Global Anti-Money Laundering Practice for the accounting and consultancy firm of Crowe Horwath LLP, Alan Abel is responsible for quality assurance on Crowe’s financial crime engagements, working with more than 100 global and regional banks and other financial institutions to help develop and strengthen their governance, business processes and controls, and risk assessment and management. He has served in similar roles for the firms of Coopers & Lybrand and PricewaterhouseCoopers. A CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner with degrees from Brown and Georgetown universities, Abel is a member of the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group, a public/private sector partnership advising the U.S. Treasury Secretary on national anti-money laundering policy. He has also worked with the governments of 35 countries and jurisdictions to evaluate and assist their money laundering detection and deterrence efforts. Abel is a highly sought-after speaker at conferences, seminars and media outlets, and is a widely quoted source for industry and mainstream publications.

Rossana Rosado

The Publisher and CEO since 1999 of El Diario La Prensa, the nation’s oldest Spanish-language newspaper, Rosado is a veteran of 25 years in New York media. An Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning journalist, Rosado has also worked for WPIX, WCBS-AM and FM radio, and WNYC-TV 31. For three years she was Vice President for Public Affairs of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, serving in both the Dinkins and Giuliani administrations. Prior to becoming El Diario La Prensa’s Publisher, Rosado was the newspaper’s Editor in Chief, the first woman to hold that position. She maintains active affiliations with many of New York’s nonprofit organizations, including the United Way of New York City, the Community Service Society of New York and the New York Women’s Foundation, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the City University Graduate School in Journalism.

About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit