Former CTA chief Rodriguez heads to private sector
October 11, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Richard Rodriguez, formerly the president of the Chicago Transit Authority, is leaving government for the private sector.
Rodriguez, 40, has held his current title, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Environment, since May 16, 2011. He is joining Chicago-based strategic communications firm Res Publica Group. Res Publica announced Tuesday that Rodriguez is joining the firm.
Before working as CTA president, Rodriguez was commissioner of the Department of Aviation and the Department of Buildings. He was also executive director of Construction and Permits at one time.
Rodriguez will be a senior vice president at Res Publica. The firm says that his new role will involve organization, client and new business initiatives.
Rodriguez lives in Chicago and is married with five children.
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