Rudy Rodríguez, Jr. is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer, and Corporate Secretary of CEC Entertainment, Inc., which has almost 18,000 employees in almost 750 Chuck E. Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza restaurants in 47 states and 15 foreign countries or territories. Rudy’s legal organization provides strategic legal business advice to the Company’s Board of Directors, officers, and managers. Rudy also leads the Total Rewards (Compensation, Benefits, HRIS), HR Compliance and Corporate and Field Human Resources functions. His organization also includes the Company’s Risk Management, Internal Audit, and Licensing groups.
A graduate of Texas A&M University and Harvard Law School, Rudy practiced commercial and employment litigation at several Dallas law firms, as well as in the legal departments of American Airlines and J.C. Penney Corporation. He was Vice President and General Counsel of American Eagle Airlines from 2000 to 2003. He serves on the boards of directors of the Dallas Zoological Society, the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, is President of the Denton High School Family Assistance Foundation, and is active in several other industry and legal organizations.
Rudy lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Stacy (who is an Executive Assistant City Attorney with the City of Dallas). They have two grown children, Grace and Jimmy.