Zenaida Rodriguez, Executive Director

The Regional Alliance for Small Contractors

Zenaida Rodriguez is the former Deputy Chief Diversity Officer for the Department of Diversity and Civil
Rights at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. In this capacity, she was responsible for leading the
following units: DBE Certification Program, Operations, Reporting, and MWDBE/SDVOB Outreach. With
a tenure of over 20 years at the MTA, Ms. Rodriguez was instrumental to the MWDBE and SDVOB firms
and their access to procurement opportunities by bridging the gap between community events, programs, and the MTA. Through her coordinated outreach efforts in the areas of recruitment and development of qualified minority firms, the MTA has maintained a high level of participation on the part of MWDBEs.

Ms. Rodriguez’ experience also includes Human Resources and Workforce Diversity in the areas of
promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce of qualified employees throughout the MTA. Ms. Rodriguez
continues to maintain the role of Chair, Competitive Edge Conference Committee, a committee of city and state agencies committed to sharing best practices through outreach efforts.