Chair Emeritus, Northwest Area Foundation
Rodney Jordan is senior vice president–human resources, general counsel, secretary at the TLC Companies, an employee leasing company that specializes in the trucking and insurance industries. He provides strategic and operational planning, and handles governance, contracts, labor relations, litigation, insurance, and benefits.
He is a director and vice chair of AAA Minneapolis. He has served on several other boards over the years—as a trustee for Hamline University and as a director for the Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, Guthrie Theater, Grotto Foundation, Minneapolis Family & Children’s Service, Inter-media Arts, and the Minneapolis Aquatennial Association.
Jordan is a member of the American, Minnesota, and Hennepin County Bar Associations, as well as the Society for Human Resources Management. He is chair of the Legal Advisory Council of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations.
A graduate of Cornell University and Cornell Law School, Jordan also holds a certificate of completion from the Advanced Human Resources Executive Program from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
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