Appointed director of corporate communications in October 2009, Mr. Rodriguez is responsible for employee related, internal communications; consumer, general public and safety related external communications; and media relations for Washington Gas. He serves as the primary spokesperson for Washington Gas.
Prior to his promotion, Mr. Rodriguez served Washington Gas as manager of corporate communications. His primary responsibilities included external communications to consumers and stakeholders, media relations and communications support to various business units within the company. Mr. Rodriguez joined the company in November 2007.
Mr. Rodriguez spent seven years in publishing at The Washington Post newspaper, the premier daily news publication in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. He managed the newspaper’s public relations department and also served as its primary spokesperson. and budget officer. Mr. Rodriguez administered the public relations department’s operating and community contributions budgets. Additionally, he managed the department’s day-to-day operations which included media, internal and external communications. He also acted as program manager for the newspaper’s participation in community events and fellowship programs.
Mr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.