Tony became associated with Williams & Jensen in 1992 and became a principal of the firm in 1995. He is adept at planning and executing the broad strategies and day-to-day tactics needed for success in Congress and the federal agencies, such as identifying and organizing bipartisan Congressional allies and private sector coalitions, drafting legislation, white papers and talking points, shaping legislative histories, preparing witnesses for Congressional hearings, and providing overall strategic advice. Tony has managed projects that have resulted in enacting changes to federal law (including the Internal Revenue Code), securing federal appropriations funding, and obtaining specific regulatory relief.
Prior to joining Williams & Jensen Tony worked for three Members of the U.S. House of Representatives - Congressmen Stewart McKinney of Connecticut, Steve Gunderson of Wisconsin and Minority Whip Newt Gingrich of Georgia - as well as a Member of the British House of Commons. At age 23 Tony was named Legislative Director to Congressman McKinney. During his tenure in the Leadership staff, he served as the point person for private sector coalition building and long-term legislative strategy.
Tony Roda received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland.
Originally from Stamford, Connecticut, Tony and his wife Jennifer and their children Nicholas, Elizabeth and Caroline now live in Alexandria, Virginia.more » « less