Rodney Berry is president of the Public Life Foundation of Owensboro. This public issues foundation, established by former Owensboro newspaper publisher John Hager, fosters broad and meaningful citizen participation in community decisions and public policy. The foundation publishes articles and issue briefs, commissions research, conducts community forums and supports grass roots citizen initiatives.
An Owensboro native and graduate of Western Kentucky University, Rodney has been involved in numerous civic organizations and community improvement initiatives. His wife, the former Joanne Peckenpaugh, is a middle school librarian. They have two sons.