Estuardo V. Rodriguez, Jr.

Portrait Photo of Estuardo V. Rodriguez, Jr.

Estuardo Rodriguez began his professional law career at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, where he worked as an attorney under Secretary Henry Cisneros and later Secretary Andrew Cuomo. 

Estuardo splits his portfolio among a number of non-profit clients, which include the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), TIAA-CREF Institute, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and corporate clients including Anheuser-Busch, Sprint, Time Warner Cable and Univision.

Es also serves as a Democratic strategist and news commentator. He has appeared on CNN, CNN en Español, NTN 24, Univision and Telemundo. He served the U.S. Department of State as an independent political analyst in Latin America and abroad. 

A firm priority, Estuardo serves as the Executive Director of the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (FRIENDS), a nonprofit designed to build support for the creation of a Smithsonian National American Latino Museum. 

Raised in Washington, D.C., Es received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from Barry International Catholic University in Miami, Fl., and his Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law in New York City.  Estuardo is the Chair of Governor Terry McAuliffe's Virginia Latino Advisory Board, co-founder of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association and member of the Hispanic Bar Association of D.C.

Board Members

* Denotes Chair of Virginia Latino Advisory Board

Ex-Officio Members

  • Kelly Thomasson, Secretary of the Commonwealth
  • Brian Ball, Secretary of Commerce and Trade
  • Dr. Daniel Carey, Secretary of Health and Human Resources
  • Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety & Homeland Security
  • Shannon Valentine, Secretary of Transportation
  • Atif Qarni, Secretary of Education
  • Megan Healey, Governor’s Chief Advisor for Workforce

Office of the Governor – Staff Assigned to VLAB