BRADENTON, Fla. — Eight months ago when John Rodstrom became head of public finance to build out the muni desk at Oppenheimer & Co., he knew his last public meeting as a Broward County, Fla., commissioner would be Tuesday.

After 27 years in south Florida politics altogether, Rodstrom went to work for Oppenheimer deciding to wind down his public service and solely concentrate on public finance for the first time in his career, he said in an interview Friday about Oppenheimer’s expansion plans.

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