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Lawyer , lobbyist , secretary

Rodney Earl Slater, lobbyist, lawyer, former United States Secretary of Transportation. Arkansas liaison Martin Luther King, Junior Federal Holiday Commission, 1983-1987; member Arkansas Sesquicentennial Commission, 1986. Member Arkansas Bar Association (secretary-treasurer 1989-1993), W. Harold Flowers Law Society (president 1985-1992).

Background

Slater, Rodney Earl was born on February 23, 1955 in Tutwyler, Mississippi, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Eastern Michigan University, 1977. Juris Doctor, University Arkansas, 1980.

Career

Assistant attorney general State of Arkansas, 1980-1982. Special assistant for community and minority affairs Governor of Arkansas, 1983-1985, executive assistant for economic and community programs, 1985-1987. Director intergovernmental relations Arkansas State University, 1987-1993.

Administrator federal highway administration United States Department Transportation, Washington, 1993-1997, secretary, 1997-2001. Partner Patton Boggs LLP, since 2001. Vice chair & senior advisor James Lee Witt Associates, LLC, since 2004.

Member Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Commission, 1987-1993, chair, 1992-1993. Deputy campaign manager, senior traveling advisor Clinton for President Campaign, 1992. Deputy to chair Clinton/Gore Transition Team, 1992-1993.

Board directors Africare, since 2001, Joint Ctr Political and Economic Studies, since 2001.

Membership

Arkansas liaison Martin Luther King, Junior Federal Holiday Commission, 1983-1987. Member Arkansas Sesquicentennial Commission, 1986. Member Arkansas Bar Association (secretary-treasurer 1989-1993), W. Harold Flowers Law Society (president 1985-1992).

Connections

Married Cassandra Wilkins.

spouse:
Cassandra Wilkins