Laura V. Rodríguez
Laura V. Rodríguez is a principal and founder at The Raben Group specializing in communications, message development, and political strategy, Laura leads the firm’s Texas office, which she established in 2015. She has advised and supported a wide range of charities, think tanks, business associations, advocacy organizations, and private companies since Raben’s founding. In addition to her leadership in the firm’s Texas office, Laura also serves as a member of the firm’s management team. While in Raben’s DC office, she spearheaded the effort to establish a National Museum of the American Latino in Washington, DC, and guided advocacy and communications strategy planning for Time Warner Cable. She began her career on Capitol Hill, where she held leadership positions in the offices of Representatives Hilda L. Solis (CA), Loretta Sanchez (CA), and Ronald D. Coleman (TX). Prior to opening its Texas office, Laura launched Raben’s California office in 2005. While there she helped lead civil rights and research organizations — including MALDEF, The Williams Institute, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice — build their communications infrastructure, increase their media exposure, and establish themselves as national thought leaders. Laura is an El Paso native and a graduate of The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is a co-founder of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association, sits on the boards of the ACLU of Texas and the YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region.