With 20 years of
experience in public relations, marketing communications and corporate affairs,
Rodney has worked on both the client and agency side of the business. Since
2008 he has lectured part time at the University of Colorado, Denver within the
Department of Communication. Currently Rodney provides independent
strategic communication consulting, working with nonprofit, healthcare,
financial and public transit clients. Previously he was Director of Marketing
for Allonhill, a mortgage due diligence and credit risk review firm in Denver.
From 2007 to 2009 he was senior counselor at JohnstonWells Public Relations,
leading business development efforts and the firm's second largest account.
Rodney was vice
president of corporate communications at First Data Corporation, Fortune
500 worldwide leader of electronic commerce and payment solutions. He led
strategic public relations and employee communication programs that for
business units representing 40 percent of the company's $8 billion
revenue. In addition, Rodney led the communications effort during First
Data's $6 billion acquisition and integration of Concord. Prior career
accomplishments include creating public relations programs for a newly
NYSE-listed company, health services awareness campaigns and disaster public
affairs for the American Red Cross, and freelance writing assignments for
business and creative publications.
Rodney is a
graduate of the 2005-2006 Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce Leadership Denver
program. He served from 2003 to 2009 on the Board of Directors for the Bridge
Project. An Alabama native, Rodney holds a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in
broadcast and film communication from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.