Rodney has a distinguished history of legal, public policy advisory and governmental relations consulting experience. He began his career two decades ago as a legislative assistant in the Missouri General Assembly, went on to serve as a clerk for the Missouri Supreme Court and spent twelve years as a partner in the Public Policy and Regulation’s practice at Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. He currently serves in a Senior Counsel capacity at Dentons.
In 2018 Rodney co-founded Nexus Group – a full-service government affairs firm headquartered in Jefferson City.
Rodney currently represents numerous private, public and nonprofit sector clients as their outside public policy counsel, government relations advisor, registered state lobbyist and legal public procurement consultant. He assists his clients with development and implementation regarding enactment or defeat of legislation or regulatory policies affecting their industries. He assists numerous clients with the procurement or retention of state and local government contracts. He helps clients develop meaningful diversity and equity initiatives, build and maintain strategic governmental relationships with elected official, lawmakers and state and local bureaucratic employees. He has an in-depth understanding of municipal government needs and policies as they interact at the state level. Rodney has extensive experience as a consultant in Missouri, Illinois and Texas. He also provides his services in various other cities and states.
Rodney regularly provides pro bono governmental relations consultation for various nonprofit organizations in the St. Louis region. In addition, he serves on a number of non-profit boards and commissions, including: State Historical Society of Missouri, The St. Louis Police Foundation, The St. Louis Art Museum Board of Trustees and Forest Park Forever Board of Directors.
St. Louis County NAACP Diverse Business Leadership Award 2018
“50 Missourians You Should Know,” Ingraham’s, 2016
“40 Under 40 Most Successful,” St. Louis Business Journal, 2015
“The 100+ List,” The Missouri Times 2013-present
“Most Influential Minority Business Leaders,” 2007