Jaime Rodriguez, President of the Puerto Rican Monument Square Association
Influential Leader Award is presented to an individual that demonstrates outstanding dedication, commitment and leadership that strengthens our community.
Jaime Rodriguez is a Vietnam Combat Army Veteran (1968-1970, Infantry 11B20.) He was an Administrator for The Cardinal Cushing Hospital in the early 1970’s, worked at ABCD in the mid 70s, and he was a Team Leader of the Federal Outreach Center in Boston designing Outreach Centers around the United States and Puerto Rico in the 1980’s. He retired after 22 years as a Research Coordinator for The William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences at the University of Massachusetts, Boston Campus. He was one of the founders of El Jolgorio de Massachusetts, and has dedicated his life to defending Veteran's rights in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mr. Rodriguez is currently the president of the Puerto Rican Monument Square Association, a non-profit organization that was created with the goal of building the first national monument dedicated to Puerto Rican soldiers of all wars.