Ambassador Steve Rhodes is a strategic partner on the ISG South American team.
Ambassador Steve Rhodes is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Loyola University of Los Angeles (now Loyola Marymount University) with a Batchelor of Business Administration and received and Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
Ambassador Rhodes has held senior positions in both the private sector as well as the Federal Government and the State of California including:
Presently, President of Claiborne Rhodes, Inc.
United States Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe
Chief Domestic Advisor to Vice President George H. W. Bush
Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan
A Governor on the State of California Community College Board
Managing Director Smith Barney Harris Upham
Sr. Vice President William E Simon and Sons.
Ambassador Rhodes has always been active with community-based organizations such as Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Covenant House California and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Financial Advisory Board.
He feels his greatest achievement was being the Founding Chairman of “Saturday Science” which was based at Charles Drew Medical School in Watts California. “Saturday Science” was the creation of his college classmate Ms. Mary Blanding who believed that if Black, Brown and underprivileged children between the ages of 6 and 14 in South Los Angeles were exposed to the sciences, math and critical thinking there would be no limit to what they could achieve in life. Today, there are over 165 medical doctors who are graduates of “Saturday Science”.