Businessman and community leader Ryan Rosario has been appointed president of the Filipino Star News LLC.
As president, Rosario is tasked to handle the newspaper’s business operations and development and special projects.
Rosario’s wealth of experience as a top businessman and executive is seen to help boost the operations and improve the bottom line of the five-year-old, bimonthly (published twice a month) newspaper that primarily caters to the information needs of the Filipino community in Michigan.
His duties include solicitation of corporate advertisements and development of new revenue sources.
Rosario’s appointment is part of a long-term plan for the expansion of the newspaper’s operations.
Rosario is former president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Michigan (PCCM) and Filipino American Community Council (FILAMCCO).
He is an incumbent commissioner of the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.
Born in Quezon City, Philippines, Rosario graduated from the University of Detroit in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He had been in the Dean’s List.
He graduated from the East Detroit High School in Eastpointe in 1983.
A 20-year resident of Rochester Hills, Michigan, Rosario is married to Anita Rosario. They have three children — Zachary, 18; Rachel, 16; and Julia, 14
Fluent in English and Tagalog (Filipino dialect), he has been a State Farm Insurance agent and agency owner since 1992.
As a State Farm agent, he is in the Life and Health Hall of Fame, a Millionaire Qualifier, a Life Ambassador, Legion of Honor. He manages risks for over 4,000 policies.
An incumbent director of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, Rosario had received numerous awards, including the 2011 CORP Magazine Business Leader Honoree and the 2010 APACC Salute to Excellence Award.