A brief outline of Rod’s past and present education and employment history includes:

Education
  • San Jose State University, Master in Public Administration, 2013, Summa cum Laude (4.0 GPA)
  • International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Master Municipal Clerk, 2009
  • International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Certified Municipal Clerk, 2006
  • International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Technical Track for Clerks, Graduate 2006
  • Emergency Training Services, Graduate, Didactic 2004, Paramedic 2005
  • San Jose State University, Graduate 1993, B.A. in Political Science
  • Santa Clara High School, Graduate 1988, High School Diploma
Employment History
  • Santa Clara City Clerk, 2004 – present
  • Santa Clara City Auditor, 2007 – present
  • Santa Clara City Councilmember, Seat 4, 1996 – 2004
  • General Manager, Flexcar – San Jose, 2002 – 2003
  • Global Community Relations Manager, 3Com Corporation, 1995 – 2001
  • Substitute Teacher, Lincoln High School, 1994 – 1995
  • Campaign Manager, Local Efforts, 1991 – 1994
  • Mechanic, T&D Porscheworks, 1986 – 1991
  • Construction Assistant, The Villages, 1986
  • Autobody Technician, Cal-Car, 1983 – 1985