Michael Rodman, a 1999 graduate of the Kennedy School of Government, has been named the news officer at Harvard Law School (HLS). Rodman – who assumed his new role earlier this month – will be the school’s primary media contact and a key member of the communications staff.
“By recruiting Mike Rodman, we’ve managed to hire someone with media expertise, very strong writing skills, and an insider’s understanding of Harvard,” the Law School’s director of communications Michael Armini said. “I look forward to teaming up with Mike and building a proactive and highly effective press operation for the Law School.”
Rodman comes to HLS from Capitol Hill where he served as a speechwriter and communications officer for U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, a senior Democrat from Maryland. Prior to his work in the U.S. Congress, Rodman taught at Concord Academy and worked for Tipper Gore in the White House.
In addition to earning a master’s degree in public policy at the Kennedy School, Rodman is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where he was given the prestigious Shepley Award for leadership, scholarship, and service to the community.