Marietta Rodriguez
NeighborWorks America

Marietta Rodriguez is president and CEO of NeighborWorks America, a congressionally chartered nonprofit creating opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. In more than two decades with NeighborWorks, Rodriguez has expanded its homeownership programs, increasing capacity, improving technical assistance and strengthening the infrastructure of its network, which includes more than 240 groups across the country. While managing a budget of over $150 million, Rodriguez also serves as the organization’s primary spokesperson, sharing her expertise with major media outlets. She earned her bachelor’s degree in international relations and Spanish from Lake Forest College and is a graduate of the Kennedy School of Government/NeighborWorks America Achieving Excellence Program.