Rodell is a political and public affairs strategist with more than 15 years of experience developing national message campaigns, managing crises and leading high-level communications operations. A veteran of Capitol Hill, state government and electoral politics, he has provided strategic guidance to numerous elected officials, political candidates and organizations.
Prior to starting his own consulting practice, Rodell served as a top aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and was tasked with crafting the communications strategies for some of the most significant policy initiatives and legislation in a generation. As Staff Director of the Senate Democratic Communications Center he also led the long-term planning, message development and rapid response operations of the Senate Democratic Caucus while working closely with the White House and House Leadership to coordinate programs and tactics.
Rodell started his career as a press aide to Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle and then as Communications Director for U.S. Senator Mark Pryor. He later served as Communications Director to Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, gaining valuable insight and experience navigating the inner-workings of state government.
Rodell has also played senior roles on several U.S. Senate and Presidential campaigns and has been regarded as one of the nation’s top political influencers by the trade magazine Campaigns and Elections. As the first President of American Bridge 21st Century, he is credited for having built the research Super PAC into a multi-million dollar organization active in dozens of federal and state campaigns.