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Eye on the woman who signs your money

By Ed O'Keefe

The Federal Eye relaunches the "Eye On..." series today with a video profile of Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios. She's best known for her signature, which started appearing this month on the bottom left-hand corner of American paper currency.

Rios is the nation's 43rd treasurer and previously served at MacFarlane Partners as a managing director for investments, focusing mostly on public works projects. She was a member of the Obama-Biden transition team before her nomination to the position last spring.

Her new job is a mostly ceremonial position, but Rios has traveled the country promoting the Build America Bonds program, which the Obama administration hopes to make permanent with the fiscal 2011 budget.

In the video above, The Eye joins Rios and a fourth-grade class from the National Presbyterian School for a tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, where employees print thousands of sheets of $20 bills each week. Rios also tells us that she diligently practiced writing her signature with her young daughter before she submitted it for inclusion on paper currency.

Who should The Eye profile next? E-mail your ideas and leave your thoughts in the comments section below

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 10, 2010; 5:00 AM ET
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Has anyone considered two scary things?

1) Our weather would seem to make for good terrorist opportunities.

2) FOUR major storms, and for each, the storm paths are identical and ground zero is the nation's capital; are the Chinese messin' with our weather?

Posted by: kinkysr | February 10, 2010 6:32 AM | Report abuse

So when our money is rendered worthless by debt and deficits, we can get it back from her?

Posted by: member8 | February 10, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

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