Roderick D. Hall was appointed as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Assistant Administrator for Government and Industry Affairs on August 17, 2009. In that capacity, he is the principal advisor to the Administrator concerning Congress, aviation industry groups, and other governmental organizations.
Prior to his appointment as Assistant Administrator, Mr. Hall served as Deputy Chief of Staff and associate professional staff member to Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, a senior member on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Chairwoman of the T&I Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
In this capacity he served as Congresswoman Johnson's principal advisor on transportation and infrastructure issues related to her Dallas-based congressional district, home to Love Field Airport and Southwest Airlines.
Prior to coming to Washington in 2004, Rod was the District Director for Congresswoman Johnson where he served as her liaison and interfaced with government officials at the city, county, district, and federal level.
Before joining Congresswoman Johnson's staff in 2001, he was a staff consultant with Ernst & Young, LLP in Chicago for two years. There he was involved in capital market and industry research for corporate clients. Before that, he spent a year as an analyst with Ernst & Young's National Accounting Center in Dallas. From 1996-1997, he worked for the New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve System as a management intern.
A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Rod holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Dillard University in New Orleans and an M.A. in Political Science.