Baron Rodriguez is the Director of Information Technology and Privacy for WestEd. He oversees the provision of WestEd technology solutions for the agency’s program staff and departments. His focus is on ensuring innovative, reliable, cost-efficient technologies and excellent customer service.
Rodriguez is an expert in privacy, security, and technology infrastructure and has extensive experience working with information and data security management in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to joining WestEd, he directed the U.S. Department of Education’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center and the National Center for Education Statistics’ State Longitudinal Data Systems technical assistance center. Rodriguez has worked as the Chief Operations Officer for the Data Quality Campaign, and served as the Chief Information Officer at the Oregon Department of Education.
Rodriguez holds an MBA from George Fox University and industry certifications as both a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E).