Roger is a graduate of Florida State University. Prior to joining Mears, he was Director of Public Affairs for Darden Restaurants Inc., from 1993 to 1998 and also served in the communications office of the late Governor Lawton Chiles in 1992.  Roger currently serves or has served on the City of Orlando’s Municipal Planning Board, Downtown Development Board, Community Redevelopment Agency, Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center’s Construction Procurement Committee and the Orange County Charter Review Commission.  He is a co-founder of the Orlando Film Festival, serves on the Orlando Regional Healthcare Foundation Board and is Chairman of the Florida Wildlife Commission’s “Florida Wildlife Magazine”.  He has been named by Orlando Magazine and the Orlando Business Journal as one of “40 under 40”.