October 11, 2017

Members Highlights: Eugenio Marlin

Eugenio-MarlinEugenio Marlin was born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to Brooklyn, New York in 1971.  Soon after, he established himself in Rochester, New York. Since then, Mr. Marlin has been actively involved in the Rochester community and is currently the President and CEO of the Ibero-American Development Corporation (IADC), an affiliate corporation of the Ibero-American Action League that specializes in developing affordable housing and other structures for community use as well as in community & economic development.

Under Mr. Marlin’s guidance IADC, has recently been instrumental in developing El Camino Estates in northeast Rochester which consists of 50 three and four-bedroom single-family housing units as well the implementation of programs aimed at empowering residents to become active participants in elevating the quality of life of their neighborhoods such as, project HOPE.

Prior to going to IADC, Marlin was Vice-president for Development and Communications of Ibero, where, together with Julio Vázquez he was instrumental in the conception and later development of the Eugenio María de Hostos Charter School. He also spent 13 years as an Engineering Technician in the Research and Development area at Xerox Corporation.

Marlin has been in the communications business for many years and as such has managed the public relations, promotion and other communication aspects of Ibero; has participated in planning and strategic development with funding sources; and developed and conducted technical training for transfer of technology for foreign residents at Xerox Corporation.

He is also a bilingual translator and writer and has served many corporations in developing Spanish material for their employees and/or customers. He was editor of The Puerto Rico Herald (Bilingual newspaper); publisher and coeditor of EL Cultural (Spanish cultural newsletter); Director of Public Relations and columnist for Swing Informativo (Spanish newspaper); has been a radio program producer, director and host; has operated Marlin Communications Group company as a sole proprietor and served as Legislative Assistant to Gladys Santiago at Rochester City Council.

Mr. Marlin’s is presently a member of the City of Rochester City Planning Commission and of the Board of Trustees of the Eugenio María de Hostos Charter School. He has been member of the Board of Trustees of WXXI; Chairman, Board of Directors, Ibero-American Action League; Vice President, Puerto Rican Festival Board of Directors; President, Rochester Hispanic Lions Club among others.