Gerry Rodriguez is Chief of Staff at Kaufman Development. In this role, he oversees strategic cross-functional projects and partnerships as well as leading community engagement on behalf of the company. He was previously the Chief of Staff at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.
Gerry moved to Columbus after nearly 15 years in New York City. Prior to joining Jeni’s, he was a consultant to several Fortune 100 companies on public affairs, social impact, and employee engagement strategies. He has led the development and growth of several issue-driven business coalitions, including the Global Coalition on Aging and Together for Safer Roads. He has also led campaigns to highlight the positive economic impact of LGBT-inclusive corporate and social policies, working on behalf of the private sector on these issues with think tanks such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Economic Forum, and the United Nations.
Gerry received his B.A. from Columbia University in the City of New York. He lives in the Brewery District with his partner, Joshua Schonauer, and their English Bulldog, Thatcher.