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Emerging Leaders &
Markets Conference 2024

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Luncheon Address




Robert J. Rodriguez

Acting President & CEO


Robert J. Rodriguez was appointed Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of DASNY effective May 8, 2024. He previously served as New York’s 68th Secretary of State, and also served as a member of the DASNY Board of Directors. He previously served as a member of the New York State Assembly for 11 years, representing Assembly District 68. During his time in the New York State Assembly, he was the Co-Chair of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment, founding Chair of the Assembly sub-committee on Infrastructure and Member of Committees on Ways and Means, Housing, Labor, Banking, Corporation and Authorities, and Mental Health. Mr. Rodriguez held positions at Public Financial Management, A.C. Advisory, Inc and Bloomberg L.P. As a civic leader, Mr. Rodriguez served on several volunteer boards including as Chairman of Manhattan Community Board 11 and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. He is also an emerging leader of the New America Alliance and the Council for Urban Professionals (CUP) Fellow. Mr. Rodriguez earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from Yale University and a Master’s in Business Administration in Finance from New York University’s Stern Business School.

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