As Civic Decision’s Research Principal, Roger focuses on new opportunities to turn good information into good politics in the converging fields of Civic Tech and Civic Media.
Previously, Roger founded and led the Conference Department, Inc. helping print and online publishers and advocacy organizations grow services and revenue. Clients included Governing Magazine, The National Center for Bicycling and Walking (a program of the Project for Public Spaces), The Safe Routes to School National Partnership and MassDevice.
Prior to founding the Conference Department, Roger served as Vice President, World Information Systems, a newsletter publisher with environmental business titles; Director the Venture Capital Network at MIT; and held management and sales positions at Inc. Magazine. He began his business career with Xerox Corporation.
Roger has also been active in civic affairs at a local and state level, serving in appointed and elected positions in local government and in leadership positions in political campaigns. He has served as pro-bono adviser for a variety of non-profits and recently served a board member for Wright Locke Farm Conservancy and a small foundation. On a free-lance basis, he has authored feature articles, edited business books and penned political cartoons. While leading the Conference Department, Roger authored the NewMeetia Blog.
Roger earned an MBA in finance and marketing from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago and a BA from Williams College.