Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

A Conversation with Richard Rodriguez

Event Info
Date: Tuesday, Apr. 3
Location: Schreiber Center, 16 E. Pearson St., Room 220
Time: 5-5:50pm

The Baumhart Center is hosting a conversation with pioneering education, civic, and business leader Richard L. Rodriguez. Rodriguez is currently the CEO of Acero Schools, one of the largest and highest performing public charter school networks in Chicago. Prior to leading Acero Schools, Rodriguez was vice president and business development director at Lendlease Corporation and also a vice president at Res Publica Group. Serving in a number of public sector leadership roles as commissioner, Rodriguez oversaw three city departments earlier in his career, including the Chicago Department of Buildings, Department of Aviation, and Department of Environment. He also served as president of the Chicago Transit Authority, oversaw strategic sourcing programs for the Chicago Public Schools, and managed operations during the historic, “Plan for Transformation,” spearheaded by the Chicago Housing Authority.

The conversation with Rodriguez will take place on Tuesday, April 3rd from 5 to 5:50 p.m. in room 220 of the Quinlan School’s Schreiber Center (16 E. Pearson). The conversation will be intimate and interactive and allow you to ask questions and to share your insights. If you can make it, we encourage you to RSVP. While you do not need to RSVP to attend, we plan to serve light food and it would be helpful for us to have an approximate count of attendees.

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This dialogue is part of the Kelly Tyrrell Conversation Series. Tyrrell Conversations engage Loyola students in monthly dialogues with foremost social impact, enterprise, and responsibility leaders. These dialogues help students to imagine their own futures by exposing them to promising careers in social business and allowing them to explore the journey to get there. The series is named in honor on Kelly Tyrrell, a Loyola University Chicago graduate who spent his career in government affairs advancing causes benefitting the people of Illinois.