One Who Rides His Horse East (Tom Rodgers)
Founder and CEO | Carlyle Constulting
Tom Rodgers, an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Nation, is the CEO at Carlyle Consulting, a strategic consulting/government affairs/media relations firm that represents the interests of Native Americans. Tom has applied his courageous leadership and strategic vision to successfully advance access, justice, and opportunity for Indigenous people. In 2016, Tom initiated the first national cannabis tax revenue baseline. He has also built a critical coalition of Native Americans in key states to ensure the Native American voice is heard in discussions about cannabis and social justice. Tom obtained a B.A., J.D., and an L.L.M in Taxation at the University of Denver. . For his pro-bono whistleblower efforts that exposed the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, the University of Denver Law School awarded Tom an honorary master’s degree in ethics and established a full ride scholarship in his honor for a Native American student seeking to attend law school.