José Cisneros was appointed San Francisco Treasurer by Mayor Gavin Newsom in September 2004. He has been twice elected by San Francisco voters in 2005 and 2009, both times by wide margins. As Treasurer, José has brought the professionalism and experience of his years in the tech and banking industry to enhance taxpayer systems by going online, successfully managed the City’s portfoilo through a major recession, and helped create the field of municipal financial empowerment.
José Cisneros received his Bachelor of Science from Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and studied at the Graduate School of Management at Boston University. He previously worked for the SFMTA implementing capital projects, as a Senior Product Manager in the technology sector with IBM and Lotus Development Corporation, and as a portfolio manager at the Bank of Boston. He lives with his partner in San Francisco.
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