Roger served two years as the first Chief Communications Officer at UsAgainstAlzheimer's before moving into a senior adviser role for the organization in the fall of 2021. A strategic communications leader, he has worked for major non-profits and trade associations, two public relations firms and as a reporter for Ohio newspapers.
Roger was senior vice president of communications for the American Red Cross, leading communications for major disasters such Superstorm Sandy and the Haiti earthquake and for the organization’s blood services and preparedness programs. He later led strategic communications for a major trade association.
Earlier, Roger was a senior leader at Porter Novelli and then APCO Worldwide, two top public relations firms. He started his career as a reporter for Ohio newspapers, with the majority of that time working as a statehouse reporter and then Washington bureau chief for the Columbus Dispatch.
A Virginia resident, Roger remains a devoted fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Bucket list item: Grand Canyon
Favorite book: My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor (I have a signed copy after meeting her.)