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MIAMI (July 2023) - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is pleased to announce that Raquel “Rocky” A. Rodriguez, shareholder and chair of the firm’s Florida offices, has been appointed to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Board of Directors. Since 2016, Rodriguez has also served as a member of the Barbara Bush Foundation's Investment Committee, which provides counsel on the management of the nonprofit's investment portfolio. She currently serves as chair of the committee.

Rodriguez has more than 35 years of experience in law, business and government. She represents a wide variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit entities. Her areas of expertise include life sciences, banking, commercial, international, real estate, constitutional, administrative and election law.

"My parents taught me to read at an early age, launching my lifelong love of reading. Joining the Board of the Barbara Bush Foundation to support its literacy efforts is a dream come true," said Rodriguez. "I have been an admirer and supporter of the Bush family since George H. W. Bush's first presidential campaign in 1980. I am excited to up my commitment to help the Foundation's Board and staff carry out Barbara Bush's legacy."

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has been the nation's leading advocate for family literacy for more than three decades. Established by former First Lady Barbara Bush in 1989, the Foundation is a public charity dedicated to creating a stronger, more equitable America in which everyone can read, write and comprehend in order to navigate the world with dignity.

The Barbara Bush Foundation's Board of Directors is a group of seasoned professionals representing a variety of key sectors including business, education, finance, health, technology and nonprofit. The full membership of the Board consists of: LaMar Bunts, Dartmouth College (Treasurer); Jeb Bush, Jr., Jeb Bush and Associates; Chris Frangione, Frangione + Associates Innovation Advisors; Doro Bush Koch, BB&R Wellness Consulting (Honorary Chair); Michael Levine, Paramount; David Risher, Lyft; Andrew Roberts, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy (Interim President and CEO); Raquel A. "Rocky" Rodriguez, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney; Honey Skinner, Sidley Austin (Retired); Denine Torr, Dollar General (Vice Chair); Gwynn Virostek, Capital City Youth Services (Secretary); and Lori Wachs, Springboard Growth Capital (Chair).