James C. Roddey
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Pittsburgh Office (Stanwix Street)
20 Stanwix Street
Suite 900
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Jim’s distinguished fifty-plus year career encompasses business and public service, and includes having served as Allegheny County, PA’s first Chief Executive.  He is highly respected and admired across Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania for his exceptional leadership, finance and executive skills.   As a business advisor, particularly in the media and advertising industries, Jim is sought after by clients for his personable approach, extensive business experience and insight.   He also has significant experience analyzing and advising public companies, and has specific experience in talent representation.

During his career, Jim has held the Presidencies of Turner Communication Corp., Rollins Communications Corp., Wexford Health Sources (a nationwide provider of specialized health services), as well as the Presidencies or Chairmanships of six other companies.  He also served as a Director of six publicly held corporations and as President of two national, industry trade organizations.  He was Chairman of Business Records Management, served as a Director of Vocollect Health Care Systems, SEEC, PeriOptimum, Inc, and served on the advisory boards of Renda Broadcasting and PNC Equity Management. Jim currently serves on the Board of Wilhelmina International, Inc.

Jim serves as a political communicator on “Roddey vs. Mistick,” a public affairs program produced by PCNC-TV, frequent host of Pittsburgh business radio WMNY-1360, maintains an active speaking schedule and is a frequent contributor to several publications. He has been awarded three Honorary Doctorates and has received more than 60 awards from a variety of business, civic, and industry organizations, including a Distinguished Alumnus Award and Pittsburgher of the Year. Jim was also recently nominated for a Golden Quill Award.

Education/Military Service

  • Graduate of Texas Christian University
  • US Marine Corps, former Captain

Community Affiliations

Jim has always been active in his the business and civic life of Allegheny County, and remains active in numerous civic and charitable organizations throughout the region.  He has served on more than 40 nonprofit boards, 15 of which he chaired.

His significant involvement includes:

  • Sarah Scaife Foundation
  • The Pittsburgh Foundation
  • Jewish Health Care Foundation
  • RiverQuest (President)
  • Eye and Ear Hospital (Former Chair)
  • WQED (Former Chair)
  • The Public Theatre (Former President)
  • The United Way (Former Chair)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Emeritus Trustee)
  • Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh (Board of Visitors)
  • Graduate School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh (Board of Visitors)
  • River City Brass Band (Director)
  • Port Authority Transit (PAT) (Former Chairman)
  • Alcosan (Former Chair)
  • Pgh. Water and Sewer Authority (Former Chair)
  • PA Transportation Funding and Reform Commission
  • City of Pittsburgh Oversight Committee
  • Governor’s Transaction Team
  • Governor’s Commission of Prioritization
  • Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pgh. (Board of Visitors)
  • School of Dentistry, University of Pgh. (Chairman of Visitors)