Herman Rodriguez is a proud product of Robstown High School who studied Economics at Texas A&M University College Station and then when on to finish his MBA at Houston Baptist University. While at Houston Baptist University, he received the Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable $5k Scholarship.
Herman Rodriguez has a dedicated career with 25 years in credit and finance, 15 of those years with Wells Fargo Bank. Herman Rodriguez’s banking career included Credit Trainer, Branch Manager and 10 years with the Business Banking Group at Wells Fargo Bank where he ended as Senior Business Relationship Manager and Vice-President. As a Commercial Banker in Houston, Herman Rodriguez managed a portfolio of all types of industries to include, non-profit, municipal, wholesale distribution, service, manufacturing and retail. His tenure at Wells Fargo also allowed him training at the 2006 College of Commercial Credit in Minneapolis, MN, Media Training in 2011, and exposure to corporate Hispanic marketing projects, along with lending, deposits and treasury management. In 2010, he attended and completed the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management Latino Leadership Program.
As part of his community and business development efforts, Herman Rodriguez volunteered and networked heavily in the Houston Metro community. He served on the Board of Directors for Credit Coalition of Houston from 2008-2013, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals of Houston Executive Board from 2009 -2014, in 2013 as President of the Board, and on the (HAR) Houston Association of Real Estate International Advisory Board in 2013. In 2011, he was an honored guest of Price Waterhouse Coopers’s Diversity Leadership Forum at Washington, D.C. His efforts in financial education, business and community development earned him the 2011 Executive of the Year Award from La Camera De Empresarios Latinos of Houston (Latin Chamber of Entrepreneurs) and the 2011 Wells Fargo Community Service Award.
In October 2013, Mayor Rodrigo Ramon and the Robstown Improvement Development Corporation Board(RIDC) hired Herman Rodriguez as Executive Director of the RIDC EB-5 Regional Center. As the Executive Director, Rodriguez helped aid with the financing for the Outlet Mall EB-5 Project and helped see it to fruition. He was later promoted to RIDC Executive Director by the RIDC Board. In July 2015, newly elected Mayor Mandy Barrera appointed Rodriguez as City Secretary and Chief Administrator for the City of Robstown. He prides himself in helping bring over 500 jobs to Robstown through economic development initiatives and in changing the look of Robstown with the new outlet mall and having over 100 dilapidated homes tom down. He continues his community and business development efforts by serving as President of the Cotton Community Partnership Board, and serving on the Advisory Board of the Corpus Christi Economic Development Regional Center. He was recently honored in 2017 as Inspiring Hispanic Leader of the Coastal Bend (Bus Wrap) awarded by the CCRTA and chosen to deliver the keynote speech at the American 01 Forum National Conference in San Antonio, Texas. He is currently working on his Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Texas A&M University Kingsville where he is focusing his research on Latino success and retention in higher education.