Marilyn Rodriguez is a co-founder and Partner of Creosote Partners. An Arizona Native, Marilyn grew up in the East Valley and is a proud alumna of the Mesa Public School District. The first in her family to go to college, Marilyn graduated cum laude from Arizona State University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a Minor in Urban Policy and Planning, and a Certificate in Public Administration.To many, Marilyn is the go-to policy and politics advisor in Arizona. One of the foremost government relations professionals in the state, Marilyn brings her unique perspective and experience to representing the interests of her clients in front of local, legislative, statewide, and federal lawmakers. Her ability to work strategically with political actors of all stripes has resulted in enormous success. Outside of legislative session, Marilyn teaches a course on lobbying at Arizona State University and is a co-host on Arizona’s leading politics podcast, Copper Talk. Marilyn is also member of the Open Hearts Family Wellness Board, the One Community Foundation Multicultural Business Advisory Board, and serves as a regular guest speaker at various emerging young professional events in the Greater Phoenix community.