Mr. Robert G. Rodriguez
Mr. Robert G. Rodriguez
Alamo Regional Mobility Authority
Appointed by Bexar County Commissioner Precinct 1
Current Term Expires February 1, 2011
Robert G. Rodriguez has been engaged in the financial services industry for over 30 years. Prior to founding his own company, Mr. Rodriguez was a partner at a regional investment banking firm where he was responsible for the coordination of activities for the State of Texas.
In 1983 Mr. Rodriguez established Southwestern Capital Markets, Inc. (SCM) in San Antonio for the express purpose of providing financial services to public agencies, districts and authorities at the local and state level. In his role as President & CEO of SCM for the past 25 years, Mr. Rodriguez has overseen and coordinated all of the firm’s activities as underwriter or financial advisor on taxable and tax-exempt municipal bond transactions for issuers in Texas, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Florida. SCM started as an advisor to municipalities, assisting with the structuring of debt issues and financial planning. After the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the firm’s broker/dealer license in 1985, SCM began serving on underwriting syndicates in municipal bond transactions and became the first Hispanic-owned investment banking firm in the United States. Later that same year, Mr. Rodriguez was named Hispanic Businessman of the Year at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce national convention in Puerto Rico.
He has previously served on the Board as Treasurer for the 100 Club of San Antonio, on the Board of Trustees for Our Lady of the Lake University, on the Board of Directors for Cibolo Canyons Special Improvement District, on the Board as Treasurer for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, a member of the Board of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, a member of the City of Houston Planning Commission, a Board member of the Houston Housing Authority, and served as Executive Director of the Houston Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Rodriguez is currently a member of the Rotary Club of San Antonio, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree, Chairman of the Board for the Southlake Public Improvement District, and a member of the Board of the University of Houston Center for Mexican American Studies.
After serving in the U.S. Army Special Troops, USAREUR Command Group, Mr. Rodriguez received his B.B.A. in Finance and International Business from the University of Houston and his C.M.B. from Northwestern University. Mr. Rodriguez is married with three children and a beautiful granddaughter.
Mr. Rodriguez serves on the Alamo RMA Finance Committee.