Serving as president of SSG, Rodney Braxton brings the highest level of public service to the firm. He is experienced in policy development, governmental affairs, legislative relations, budgetary issues and capital improvement projects and enjoys a reputation for “persuasive negotiation skills.”
As assistant chief of staff to former Governor Murphy J. “Mike” Foster, Rodney supervised transportation, insurance and labor issues. He also served as associate commissioner of governmental relations for the Louisiana Board of Regents, the state’s top higher education board. Rodney was also undersecretary of the Louisiana Department of Labor, the first executive director of the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights and, in 1994, named one of thirty Leaders of the Future by Ebony magazine.
An active member of many community and civic organizations, he currently serves as Parliamentarian of the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, on the Board of Directors for the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, as the Mayor-President’s appointee on The East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority and as the chair of the Young Leaders Academy.
A native of Louisiana and practicing attorney since 1992, Rodney holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of New Orleans and his J.D. from Tulane University Law School where he received a merit scholarship and was a quarterfinalist in the 1992 Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition.