Marc Rodriguez will bring his unique combination of experience in both business and public service as our next Alderman for Ward 5.
Marc is currently Special Assistant to Alderman Jared Littmann. He has worked with Alderman Littmann on Ward 5 and City issues since January 2016, and has helped address key challenges facing our community.
As Special Assistant, he:
- Develops legislation and policy initiatives for the City Council on topics including the budget, public safety, forest conservation, economic & community development, amongst others;
- Helps to address Ward 5 residents concerns and coordinate constituent services;
- Supports the Alderman at City Council meetings and Housing & Human Welfare Committee and Environmental Matters Committee work sessions.
Marc is a graduate of Leadership Anne Arundel's Flagship 2017 Program, and serves on the boards of Seeds 4 Success, Monarch Academy Anne Arundel, Annapolis Opera, Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center, the Marcus Youth Advisory Committee at Arundel Lodge, and the Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chairman's Leadership Committee.
Previously, Marc had a strong business career in both the United States and abroad. He worked in the financial services industry in China, where he was Associate Director at Moody's. He also helped found the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and was elected its second president for a 2-year term.
He later became managing partner at La Nao Group, a boutique-consulting firm that focuses on international business development between the US, Latin America and China. He now wants his experiences in both business and government to serve Annapolis as your Alderman.
Marc grew up in Mexico to an American mother and Mexican father and completed his primary and secondary education in Mexico City, while spending his summers in Annapolis and his 11th grade year at Key School. The time Marc spent in Annapolis during his formative years had a profound impact on him, which he credits to his active involvement in the community. He was a member of the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra where he played the violin. He also rowed at the Annapolis Rowing Club, which led to a successful tenure in collegiate and national-team level rowing. Marc’s mother and aunt currently teach at Annapolis High School, and his Uncle Joe Suriano recently retired after 35 years as head coach of the Naval Academy’s diving team.
Marc received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan, and currently works at Democrats Abroad, an organization representing Americans living abroad.