ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER, NDC
Professional with experience in K-12 education, Non-Profits, and Advocacy at the local, state and federal level focused on affordable housing & education
Ed Rodriguez currently serves as a Consultant of various nonprofits, including public school settings, and serves as a member of the National Diversity Coalition. He holds a master's degree in Educational Administration from California State University Dominguez Hills and a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, Northridge. Mr. Rodriguez has seventeen years of experience as an educator and nonprofit executive after serving eight years in the leadership of Mellon 1st Business Bank in Downtown Los Angeles.
Mr. Rodriguez began his career in the Los Angeles Unified School District as a teacher. He served as an administrator and chief operating officer of various public charter management organizations in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Mr. Rodriguez was a co-founder and treasurer of the Orange County Charter Advocates for Great Public Schools Political Action Committee (PAC) founded in 2016. The PAC focused on advocating and supporting current and future elected leaders to support and advocate for parental rights and education. He is involved in several educational and professional associations, including the California Charter School Association (CCSA), Charter School Association of Nevada (CSAN), and the Kennedy Commission.
Mr. Rodriguez has been recognized by the Los Angeles Clippers for his work and passion in support of Junior Achievement during a Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at the start of the game, serves as a mentor of the UCLA Riordan Program, and most recently accepted the invitation to be part of the Helping People In Need Board of Directors.
He is married to Andra, a previous school administrator in Los Angeles Unified School District, and is the proud father of three school-age children.