Renzo Rodriguez is the newest member of Purcellville’s Economic Development Advisory Committee.
The five-year town resident was unanimously appointed to the post by the Town Council last week.
Rodriguez is a senior sales engineering executive and technology leader at NetApp, a multinational storage and data management company.
“I think it’s a civic duty to give back to the community,” he told the council during an interview session. “I think this is one way for me to do that.”
A common theme in the council’s questions for Rodriguez related to how Purcellville could innovate while retaining its small-town feel.
“Personally, what I would like to see are more of the mom-and-pop shops popping up in Purcellville,” he said. “I think there are economic avenues for us to kind of look at and take advantage of.”
His term on the eight-member panel expires Aug. 31, 2018.