Rodriguez named new VP for Southern Arizona office

by Don Rodriguez

AZTC_Alex-RodriguezAlex Rodriguez has been named vice president of the Arizona Technology Council’s Southern Arizona Regional Office in Tucson. The native Arizonan was promoted from his role as director of the office, which he joined in August 2012.

“Alex has done a great job of supporting the numerous technology companies in southern Arizona as well as promoting the technology industry at large as a key driver of economic growth,” says Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “With his stellar education, credentials in government and impressive military career, we’re fortunate to have him on our team. He’s the ideal leader for the region.”

Rodriguez became a U.S. Army officer at age 20. He was a term member of the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations, served as a U.S. Department of Defense international policy advisor, and country director and special assistant at the Pentagon. He also worked with the U.S. State Department in El Salvador, at the United Nations Association in New York and at the Arizona State Senate.

In the private sector, Rodriguez worked at Raytheon to lead, develop and grow its government markets business. He went on to become founder and managing director of the strategic consulting firm Client Attraction Strategy Advisors and co-authored “Counter-Attack: Business Strategies for Explosive Growth in the New Economy” with business development expert Brian Tracy.

Rodriguez obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science from The University of Arizona. He received his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University.

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