Rodney Gray retired in 2023 after more than 12 years at Polsinelli Law Firm in Jefferson City. He brings more than 35 years of experience in public policy implementation to the CPSF board, including having served for 12 years as the lobbyist for the Missouri School Board Association. As the former president of the Bruin Booster Club, Rodney worked to enhance athletic facilities and increase both the number and amounts of scholarships for students. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Truman State University and a juris doctor degree from the University of Missouri.
Rodney is a product of Missouri’s public school system, and all three of his children are graduates of Rock Bridge High School. He joined the CPSF board in 2023. “I believe our public school system is the backbone of our country,” he says. “Nowhere is this more important to me than in Columbia, where I have been a resident for 40 years.”