Exodie C. Roe

Associate Administrator, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

General Services Administration

Exodie C. Roe, III serves as Associate Administrator for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) at the U.S. General Services Administration.

As head of OSDBU, Exodie has nationwide responsibility for GSA small business programs and is the chief advocate for small and disadvantaged businesses. OSDBU promotes increased access to GSA nationwide procurement opportunities, and engages in activities that make it possible for the small business community to meet key contracting experts and receive counseling on the federal procurement process.

Prior to joining GSA, Exodie was the Director of Policy and External Affairs for the Congressional Black Caucus. For the past 14 years, he dedicated his career to public service in various staff positions in the U.S. Congress. In 2007, he started his government service with Congressman Jerry McNerney of California, rising to become his senior policy advisor. From 2019 to 2021, he served as the Director of Policy and External Affairs for the Congressional Black Caucus under Chairwoman Karen Bass in the 116th Congress.

During his congressional service, Roe worked with congressional leadership and congressional members on political strategy, strategic communications, regulatory issues, advocacy, and a broad range of public policy initiatives, including small business legislation to strengthen minority and disadvantaged businesses. In 2019, he was honored by his alma mater as a “40 under 40” inductee for his public service achievements.

A native of Stockton, California, Exodie Roe is a graduate of Dillard University with honors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.