Jim Rodriguez






Jim Rodriguez is the regional caterer manager of Taco Cabana in Texas. He has 21 years of service in the United States Air Force; Retired Master Sergeant (E-7), and 40 years of combined managerial/supervision, teaching/training experience Wide variety of experience in creating instruction training/motivational classes.








Community Involvement 2011-2012


  • Planned and organized English course for Taco Cabana managers at Eastfield College
  • Appointed Class Facilitator for Region III Host/Hostess Training Program, 180 members
  • Keynote Speaker at Dallas City Hall on US Army’s Birthday Celebration
  •  Keynote Speaker for Dallas City Councilwoman, Delia Jasso, Neighborhood Watch
  • Sponsored “Back To School Project” as Partner in Education, Waxahachie ISD, TX
  • Appointed to United States Army Advisory Board for DFW, created by Ross Perot
  • Appointed to Hispanic Youth Institute Advisory Council by Southern Methodist University
  • Ambassador Sponsor of Waxahachie High School Cherokee Charmers
  • Gold Sponsor of Waxahachie High School Band
  • Treasurer of Waxahachie High School Cross-Country Booster Club
  • Chairman, Fundraising Committee, Waxahachie High School Soccer Booster Club
  • Appointed Honorary Chaplain, Dallas County Sheriff Department
  • Sponsored 70 Stair Run, Cystic Fibrosis Breath of Life Fundraiser, Dallas, TX
  • Sponsored 12th Annual Shriner’s Childrens Hospital Golf Tournament, Dallas, TX
  • President and Founder of the F.L.A.G. Program (Fly, Lower, And, Gather), this organization teaches students in 40 schools throughout Texas the proper etiquette, respect, and protocol towards the American flag.  Convinced the US Army, School Specialty, and Branch Banking and Trust and ARAMARK to sponsor this very worthwhile project, along with Taco Cabana
  • Baccalaureate Graduation speaker at Trinidad Garza Early College High School, Mountain   View College, Dallas, TX
  • Community Advisory Council, John F. Kennedy Middle School, Grand Prairie, TX
  • Advisory Board, South Oak Cliff High School AOIT (Chairperson for Program Committee)
  • Advisory Board, Trinidad Garza Early College High School, Mountain View College
  • Created professional relationships with the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers
  • Advisory Board for CTE, Duncanville High School
  • Advisory Council, JFK Elementary School, Dallas ISD
  • Sponsor, Waxahachie High School Theatre Department
  • Member Southeast Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Advisory Board, Trinidad Garza Early College High School, Mountain View College
  • Keynote Graduation speaker at University of North Texas for UNiTed Brothers
  • Keynote speaker for national organization “Dreamers” in Fort Worth, TX
  • Named Community Liaison Coordinator for Region 3, Taco Cabana


Community Involvement


  • Member and Youth Coordinator of Rotary Club, Midland, TX
  • Member of American Red Cross Board of Directors, Midland, TX
  • Member of Boys Scouts of America Board of Directors, Midland, TX
  • Member and President of Toast Masters International, Midland, TX\
  • Member of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Midland, TX
  • Member of Shiloh Christian Church, Middletown, CT
  • Chairman, “Vision 2007” Committee, Fellowship Christian Academy, Middletown, CT Chairman of the Board of Education, Connecticut Christian Academy, Middletown, CT
  • CEO/Headmaster, Connecticut Christian Academy, Middletown, CT
  • Member, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Partners In Education, Waxahachie Independent School District
  • Fundraiser Chairman, 2010/2011, Waxahachie H.S. Soccer Booster Club



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