Rodney Patterson is Corporate Diversity and Talent Management Officer at CoBank. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of diversity, Rodney brings a wealth of knowledge to his position as Corporate Diversity and Talent Management Officer for CoBank. He is responsible for driving diversity, inclusion and engagement throughout CoBank and the Farm Credit System. Prior to joining CoBank in 2011, Rodney served a wide range of corporate clients, including Farm Credit, as a senior facilitator for the Boston-based consulting firm, Global Novations, and as director of consulting and talent management for Hudson Highland, a leading global provider of talent management solutions. Before entering the corporate world, he spent nearly 15 years in academia leading diversity-related activities.