A seasoned executive with 20 years of experience in non-profit management and hospitality, CUE’s COO & CFO, Marisol Valles just celebrated her 12th anniversary with CUE.
After graduating from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Hospitality Management and a minor in Business Administration, Marisol began her career with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, working as a manager and director for seven years. In 2003, Marisol started working at CUE when CUE had a skeleton crew of only three employees. She wore many hats at the time - overseeing the operations, implementing the technology needs of the organization, managing the logistics for CUE’s National and Fall conferences, coordinating the quarterly journal, and organizing the activities of CUE’s Board of Directors.
In 2014, Marisol was named Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer. She still continues to wear many hats, managing nine full-time staff, a team of consultants, and numerous volunteers, producing CUE’s conferences and leadership events, overseeing all financial operations and human resources, and leading the strategic direction of CUE.
Marisol lives in Northern California and enjoys spending time with her family - watching her two children dance and play soccer, exploring remote beaches, city museums, and boutique wineries, and taking in local concerts. On any weekend during baseball season, Marisol can be found in the stands at O.co Coliseum cheering on her beloved Oakland A’s!