Our Lady of the Lake Graduation 

A.J. Rodriguez, vice president for external affairs of Zachry Group, will serve as commencement speaker when Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) confers degrees for the spring 2016 graduates during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m. at Freeman Coliseum. In his role, Rodriguez oversees the organization’s community investment and philanthropic efforts, media relations and government affairs for the Zachry Group. Rodriguez served as deputy city manager for the City of San Antonio from 2008-2011. Prior to joining the city, Rodriguez served as president and chief executive officer of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He also served as vice president at the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and managed the Public Affairs Council and Small Business departments. Rodriguez was honored in 2014 with an award for volunteer service to Project Quest, where he assisted in leading the organization’s strategic planning efforts. Additional honors include the 2010 Latino Leaders – “Thought Leader Award;” 2008 San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce “Life Member” award; and the San Antonio Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” award in 2003.