A native of Dayton, OH, Roddell is a 1990 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he majored in Marketing. Roddell has held several senior level positions in the financial services industry since 1991, most recently with First Financial Bank, where he is the Director of Community Development. Roddell is married to his wife Tracy, a graduate of Central State University. They have 3 daughters, Taylor, Tyler, and Terrin. Roddell is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.