Mr. Roess is Vice President-Corporate Development 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.