Anselmo R. Rodriguez, MBA, CPSMChair
Anselmo R. Rodriguezwas born in Venezuela in June 1964. He was raised in Maracay, State of Aragua – Venezuela, where attended Marist Catholic School and the International School. He is the younger of the two childrenof Oswaldo Andres Rodriguez and Ligia Manzo de Rodriguez. Anselmo is happily married to J. Leonor Corrales Rodriguez and has four children: Oswaldo (32), Anselmo E. (27), Ruben (21) and Gabriel (14). He also has 4 grandchildren, Audrey (8), Adrian (2), Kolby (1) and Alexandra (Deceased).
He has been a resident of Louisiana for close to 30 years. Anselmoarrived to Baton Rouge in 1980. He obtained his B.S. in Computer Science from Louisiana State University in 1985 and his Master in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University 1995.
From 1986 until 1991he joined General Motors as part of their Service Parts Operations in Venezuela. Initially, he worked in the role of Systems Analyst and later in the role of Inventory Control Manager. During this period he managed the supply of service parts to the GM’s Venezuelan market sourced from the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany,Singapore, Japan and Venezuela.
In 1991, Anselmo relocated to Louisiana in pursuit of his M.B.A. The following year, he joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana where he has worked for over 23 years. Through the years, he has served BCBSLA in the areas of Information Technology, Budgeting and Planning and Supply Chain Management. Currently he holds the position of Manager, Supply Chain Management.In addition to Inventory Control, Corporate Purchasing Card Program and Sourcing, he is responsible for BCBSLA’s Supplier Diversity Program. Under his leadership BCBSLA has been recognized in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 as the Local Corporation of the Year by the SRMSDC and in 2012 and 2015 as Corporation of the Year by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana. He was also was personally recognized in 2007 as the Buyer of year by the SRMSDC.
Anselmo is recognized as a Certified Professional in Supply Management by the Institute of Supply Management since 2009 and serves as a Director to the BCBS Association’s National Sourcing and Purchasing Council.
Anselmo’spast community involvement includes being the Treasurer of the Louisiana Minority Supplier Development Council and of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana. He serveda member of the Interlocked Board of Directors for the new four state areaSouth Region Minority Supplier Development Council, Vice President 2013-2014 & President 2014-2015 and of the Capital City Rotary Club in Baton Rouge, LA. He currently serves as Chair of the LA Corporate Advisory Committee and member of the Certification Committee of South Region Minority Supplier Development Council and President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana.