Rodney Emery is a principal in the Washington DC office. A government affairs professional with 25 years of experience, Rodney has advised members of Congress, a Cabinet secretary, agency administrators, an under secretary for international trade and executives from Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to returning to the private sector, he served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV) and as a presidential appointee in the Obama administration.
As part of the Obama administration, Rodney served as the Director of Congressional Affairs for the International Trade Administration (ITA) at the United States Department of Commerce. In this role, he coordinated the bureau’s engagement with Congress on issues ranging from market access to anti-dumping cases. During his tenure, Rodney was granted the opportunity to staff Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Under Secretary of International Trade Francisco Sanchez during their bilateral negotiations in Chile. He also spearheaded the agency’s successful efforts to secure appropriations funding in support of President Obama’s National Export Initiative.
Rodney received a second appointment where he served as the Associate Administrator of the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs for the United States General Services Administration (GSA). As the lead legislative advisor for the GSA Administrator, his portfolio consisted of a variety of issues ranging from federal procurement, government-wide policy and federal real estate leasing.
Rodney has also advised Fortune 500 companies and local municipalities. Representation of these clients consisted of advocacy before the respective tax, banking, foreign affairs and appropriation committees on Capitol Hill.