In 1986 Mario Rodriguez implemented his entrepreneurial skills by establishing Jonathan Grey & Associates, a leading Hispanic-owned consulting and promotional products & ad specialty company.. Mario has been honored with the Hispanic Business Roundtable’s “Circle of Excellence” award and was named L.U.L.A.C.’s (League of United Latin American Citizens) “Businessman of the Year”. Mario maintains an active and prestigious role in many social organizations and foundation. He was the past President of the Hispanic Business Roundtable and former Chairman of the Latino Coalition Foundation. Mario was selected to serve as a member of President George W. Bush’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security, and was elected as the Vice Chairman of the California Republican Party from 2003 to 2005. In 2004, he served as the Regional Chairman for the Bush/Cheney Presidential Campaign. In 2008, he served on the National Hispanic Steering Committee for John McCain’s Presidential Campaign and was the California State Latino Co-Chairman for John McCain. Mario also served as a member on the transition team for Governor Schwarzeneggar, served as a member of the State Hispanic Team for the re-election of Governor Schwarzeneggar, and was a member of President Bush’s National Hispanic Steering Committee.
Mario Rodriguez, Chairman of Hispanic 100
Additionally, he served as the California Latino State Chairman for the Meg Whitman Campaign for California Governor. He has also served on the President’s Advisory Council of Concordia University, and served on Pepperdine University’s Hispanic Advisory Board. Currently, Mario serves as a member of the New Majority and Lincoln Club of Orange County. He is also a founding member of the Hispanic 100 and serves as the organization’s Chairman.