*Development Committee Chair
Sergio Rodríguez is the President and CEO of the Hector and Gloria López Foundation whose mission is to provide scholarships, as well as college readiness and persistence support to Latino students from Texas who are first in their family to go to college. These students come from some of the most under-resourced parts of Texas, including South Texas, the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, El Paso and the Austin/Central Texas region. The Hector and Gloria López Foundation is the namesake of Sergio’s aunt and uncle, Hector and Gloria López, prominent South Texas ranchers whose ranching estate created one of the largest Latino-funded private foundation in the country.
In his role as CEO of the Foundation, Sergio manages the endowment, as well as 35,000 acres of South Texas ranches in 6 counties of South Texas. He also provides the philanthropic and grantmaking leadership to his staff of nine team members. Prior to this, Sergio was a Vice President and Account Executive for 20 years at CGI Technologies and Solutions, an international professional consulting and technology firm. In this position, Sergio sold and managed large IT systems integration projects with federal, state, municipal and commercial clients in Washington DC, London, Denver and Austin.
Sergio is a native of Alice, Texas, but grew up in Austin, where he resides with his wife Louise and three daughters. Sergio currently sits on a number of boards in Austin, including serving as the Vice Chair of Breakthrough Central Texas, the Development Chair of the Austin PBS Board of Directors, and the Board of Governors at Austin Community Foundation. Sergio holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in Architecture and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.