James Roddy

Firm Director, Baker Tilly


Jim’s professional background includes key roles at several leading companies, including partner, The Hawthorne Group; director, PeriOptimum, Inc.; director, PNC Equity Management Advisory Board; director, Wilhelmina International, Inc.; director, Vocollect Health Care Systems; president, Turner Communications Corporation; president, Rollins Communications Corporation; president, Wexford Health Sources; past director, SEEC; president, Allegheny Media; director, Allied Security; director, Equibank; director, Allin; president, International Sports Marketing and president at Star Cable.

Sought after for his business and political expertise, Jim serves as a political commentator on “Roddey vs. Mistick,” PCNC-TV’s public affairs program and is a frequent host of Pittsburgh business radio WMNY-1360.

Jim served as the first elected Allegheny County Chief Executive- 2000 to 2004 and as a member of the Board of the Inter-Governmental Authority and as a Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Commission for Transportation Funding and Reform.

He has been awarded three honorary doctorates and has received more than 60 awards from a variety of business, civic education and industry organizations, including a Distinguished Alumnus Award and Pittsburgher of the Year.

Dedicated to the community, Jim remains active in numerous civic and charitable organizations throughout the region and has served on more than 40 nonprofit boards, 15 of which he chaired.

Jim proudly served in the United States Marine Corps as Captain.