Marisol Rodriguez
marisol@insignia-partners.com

Marisol Rodriguez is a master facilitator and an expert in organizational development with experience advising the strategic growth of countless organizations throughout the education, non-profit, and public sectors. Marisol specializes in strategic planning and stakeholder engagement, and is inspired by the synergy between strategy and highly effective leaders and teams. Clients count on Marisol’s uncommon ability to help teams comprised of individuals with diverse skills, styles and perspectives come together in alignment around a shared path forward. She founded Insignia Partners in 2012.

Insignia Partners is part of the Civic Consulting Network, which connects more than 50 principal consultants with a wide array of specialties. To meet each of our clients’ unique needs, we are poised to partner with other experts to deepen and expand our capacity.

Most recently a Program Officer with the Walton Family Foundation, Marisol began her career in higher education by traveling across the country to advise fraternity chapters in their organizational development. After several years of strategic management consulting for federal agencies, Marisol gained a national perspective and specialized experience in public education through roles at Walton and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Marisol holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science and C.L.E.G. (Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics and Government) and a Master’s of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management, both from American University. She lives in Boulder, Colo. with her two children, and volunteers regularly in her daughter’s classroom. She loves to ski and hike, and thinks she would have been an outstanding wedding planner.

What our Clients Say

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"Insignia Partners did a masterful job leading our board through a strategic planning exercise. They balanced our need for flexibility with our desire to achieve ambitious goals in a short period. They expertly managed a diverse array of voices and opinions in a way that resulted in a clear set of strategies that will accelerate the impact of our organization."
Van Schoales
Chief Executive Officer, A+ Denver
"Thank you again for what you did for AAE and how you did it. You were patient, confident, helpful, and supportive, but you also coaxed and lovingly nudged us through a comprehensive and involved process that on our own we wouldn’t have been able to do. It was a very pleasant experience and left us better suited to overcome the challenges and maximize the opportunities ahead."
Colin Sharkey
Executive Vice President, Association of American Educators
"Marisol has been the facilitator, partner and coach I needed to move several challenging projects and situations forward. She doesn’t always tell me what I want to hear, but she always tells me what I NEED to hear."
Greg Richmond
President, National Association of Charter School Authorizers
"I really enjoy working with the Insignia Partners team. They consistently produce high-quality work, and are a pleasure to work with. They know the education reform space, and therefore provide thoughtful guidance. I expect to work with them again and again."
Eric Paisner
Chief of Staff, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
"I just wanted to thank Insignia Partners for their hard work on this! It turned out really great! I’m excited and looking forward to the excellence this will bring to Trillium as well as rolling up our sleeves and getting the work done! I feel like the time and energy put forth has already had a positive impact on the school and the task work hasn’t even happened yet!"
Angela Romanowski
Superintendent, Trillium Academy
"Insignia Partners goes above and beyond their call of duty. Their working style is such that we were not only confident in their strategic planning work, but we were even more confident in their dedication to the mission of MCSA and the sincere concern they showed for Mississippi’s unique political environment."
Erika Berry
Executive Director, Mississippi Charter Schools Association
"We could not have been more pleased with our partnership with Insignia Partners. They were able to form relationships and analyze both data and people to help us, as funders, know which levers to pull and areas to invest. They make this work, which is difficult in nature, interesting, fun, and real. We look forward to partnering with them again and would recommend them to all."
Noah Devine
Director of Educational Investments, School Smart Kansas City
"Insignia Partners is the hottest strategy planning team in the country. And they’re damn funny too!"
Caroline Roemer Shirley
Executive Director, Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools
"Insignia partners have been critical in supporting Bluum’s efforts in Idaho to manage our $17.1 million federal Charter School Program (CSP) grant. As one of the country’s first non-profit organizations to receive federal CSP funding the stakes for our work are very high, and our efforts to help open, expand and replicate public charter schools faces scrutiny. I sleep better at night because I know Insignia Partners have worked closely with us to build our processes, procedures and play book for managing the responsibility of directing and overseeing a significant federal grant. Their support and expertise have been critical to our efforts. I would highly recommend them to others working in the public charter school space. They are true pros."
Terry Ryan
CEO, Bluum
"Insignia Partners helped identify and convene key stakeholders in our region and use their input to craft a program start-up plan. Their connections, expertise, and execution were vital to getting our program off to a great start."
Gregory Handel
Senior Director, Detroit Regional Chamber
"Our new organization needed the steady direction of Insignia Partners to help turn our thoughts and ideas into a strategic plan. Marisol guided us through the process, which allowed us to be true to our objectives as an organization. They were always available, and we are grateful for their guidance and professionalism."
Julie Collier
Founder and Executive Director, Parents Advocate League
"Insignia Partners responded to an RFP with thoughtful and detailed ideas. Once they were chosen for the project, we found them to be responsive, flexible, and timely. We were very pleased with their report and it has provided the backbone for our funding strategy. I look forward to working with Marisol again in the future."
Elise Eplan
Facilitator, The Education Philanthropic Collaborative Fund
"Please know that today's session for DEA's leadership team was one of the most productive we've had in a while. The level of discussion and engagement helped shape the thoughts, and hopefully, meaningful actions for immediate practice. You and Lisa kept the momentum going"
Sylvia Green
School Leaders, David Ellis Academy
"I feel like you hit it out of the park with Insignia Partners. Those ladies were amazing. They brought out all of our best qualities."
Alicia Jenkins
Principal, Summit Academy North Middle School
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