Mario A. Rodriguez
Mario Rodriguez is an accomplished entrepreneur and business consultant, providing consulting services for a wide array of business sectors and non-profit organizations. With an aptitude for acute problem solving and strategic implementation, Mr. Rodriguez provides a hands-on approach to sustainable and long-term success.
Mr. Rodriguez maintains an active and prestigious role in many social organizations and foundations. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Hispanic 100 Foundation, a Nationally recognized organization comprised of successful Latino business and civic leaders focused on developing and promoting leadership from within the Hispanic community through advocacy and education.
In addition to the Hispanic 100 Foundation, Mr. Rodriguez serves on the advisory board for Belmont University Law School, as well as the University of California, Irvine OC Alliance advisory board. Further, Mr. Rodriguez serves as a board member for both the National Museum of the American Latino and O.C. Music & Dance. Mr. Rodriguez is also a member of the New Majority of Orange County.
Mr. Rodriguez also dedicated his time as a board member for the Boys & Girl Club in south Orange County, the Tiger Woods Learning Center, and the Efren Herrera Scholarship Foundation. He was also the special assistant to the President of L.U.L.A.C., served on the advisory board for the National Latino Peace Officers Association, and is a former Orange County Sheriff Reserve. Mr. Rodriguez also served on the California Athletic Commission as both the Chairman and Vice-Chairman respectfully, as well as the National Advisory Board for the Hispanic Leadership Network.
Mr. Rodriguez dutifully served as a member of the Presidential Commission to Strengthen Social Security and as a member of the Presidential Commission for Hispanics for Prosperity.
Mr. Rodriguez has been honored with the Hispanic Business Roundtable’s “Circle of Excellence” award and was named L.U.L.A.C.’s “Businessman of the Year”. He was also featured on a KTLA television special “Making It: Minority Success Stories”, as well as receiving the Advocacy Award from Hispanic Magazine. Further, Mr. Rodriguez received the honor of being featured in Entrepreneur Magazine in a celebration issue featuring the accomplishments of Hispanic business owners, received the O.C. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award, and the O.C. United Way’s Hispanic Influential Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mr. Rodriguez was also honored in Orange County Metro Magazine as the 25 hottest people in Orange County, as well as being recognized by Hispanic Business as one of the most 100 influential Hispanics today.
As a proponent of the Hispanic community, Mr. Rodriguez continues to utilize his experience, knowledge, and influence to bring attention to policy and issues that directly effect the Latino population. Mr. Rodriguez currently resides in Orange County, California and enjoys spending time with his daughters and grandchildren.