Mr. Roess is Chief Operating Officer for Technical Assurance,
Inc. in Dayton, Ohio. He is a management and corporate development
professional with thirty-four years of strategic/development planning,
marketing, finance and consulting experience in various industries. His
background includes project/ program leadership and relationship development
relative to multi-national clients with administrative control at all levels.
A graduate of DePauw University and a Rector Scholar, Mr. Roess began his
business career with Winters National Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) in
1979. Most recently, he served as HOK Group, Inc. Senior Vice President -
Director of Operations for the HOK Planning Group following his role as Vice
President of Corporate Development for Shook National Corp. and Co-President
of Inventing Flight, the premier national celebration for the centennial of
flight headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.
Prior to that, Mr. Roess was Corporate Development Manager for Kajima
International, Inc., a large, multi-national development and construction
company. Mr. Roess also served as the Chief Operating Officer of HOK/K
Industrial, Inc., an HOK- Kajima Joint subsidiary. His experience also has
included participation on the faculty of the Graduate School of Banking at
the University of Wisconsin, teaching "Environmental Due Diligence" to Bank
management/leadership. In conjunction with the advent of this program and in
collaboration with Deloitte & Touche (now Deloitte), Roess spearheaded the
development of a de novo environmental audit program. The program was
eventually used in tandem with field auditing for financial review as a
supplemental tool for asset/risk assessment.
Much of the work spearheaded by Mr. Roess serves as the basis for many
corporate, institutional and community programs relative to planning,
development and sustainability, in the United States and around the world.