Laura Rodriguez

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Laura Rodriguez is a principal at The Raben Group. She heads the firm’s Texas office in El Paso, Texas. Laura offers her clients both a practical knowledge about the processes of the federal government and a deep understanding of the importance of strategic communications and coalition building in accomplishing policy objectives.

Laura’s practice merges her substantial public policy and communications experience with her deep roots in the Hispanic community. She co-founded The Raben Group’s LATINStrategies division more than a decade ago to assist those who need to effectively engage fast-growing Hispanic communities. Laura helps the firm’s nonprofit and corporate clients develop strategic partnerships at the national, state, and local level.

Laura possesses over 10 years of leadership at the firm. In 2005, Laura moved to Los Angeles to open The Raben Group’s West Coast office. In this role, she spent substantial time in Sacramento helping clients advance their public policy goals while also developing comprehensive messaging and communications strategies. In 2015, Laura moved back home to her hometown of El Paso to open the Raben Group’s Texas office. Laura’s clients have been featured in national platforms such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, USA Today, and CNN.

Prior to joining The Raben Group, Laura worked on Capitol Hill for more than 10 years in leadership positions in the offices of Representatives Hilda L. Solis (D-CA), Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), and Ronald Coleman (D-TX).

Laura graduated from George Washington University and is a co-founder of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association in Washington, DC. Laura is on the boards of KCOS and the FEMAP Foundation, and she is a member of steering committee of Annie’s List.

Career Highlights

  • Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis
  • Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
  • Legislative Assistant for Congressman Ronald Coleman