ROBERT T. "Rick" WOOTEN's 25+ years in working with Pennsylvania Government speaks for itself. Anchoring Malady & Wooten's eastern Pennsylvania presence, his Philadelphia roots prove valuable to the firm's statewide influence and dexterity.
Premier to Rick's resume is his extensive work in the transportation sector, having manned the Assistant General Manager post of the Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) for over 13 years. In this position, Rick served as the Authority's chief contact with Federal, State and Local Governmental entities.
Following his tenure with SEPTA, Rick aided in key Public Affairs endeavors with a host of clients as the Vice President of the Philadelphia-centered Tierney group, including Drexel University, the Philadelphia Geriatric Center, Pew Charitable Trust and American Ref-fuel, Inc.
Rick, as a principal and founder, was instrumental in the establishment of Malady & Wooten in 1999. Through its inception and continued achievement in the statewide government relations arena, Rick's involvement with SEPTA has been maintained through a seat on its board. His appointment to this heralded post, from then Governor Tom Ridge, has been emblematic of both his personal expertise in transportation and the firm's aptitude in this area.
Rick is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University (MA) and has done extensive post-graduate study at Temple University. Prior to his lobbying career, he was a high school teacher and secondary school administrator. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, he and his family reside in Radnor Township, Delaware County.