Robert H. Schottenstein was appointed by Governor Bob Taft in 2005. He is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of M/I Homes, Inc., one of the largest homebuilders in the United States. Since its founding in 1976, M/I Homes has sold over 80,000 homes. Over the years, M/I has established an exemplary reputation based on a strong commitment to superior customer service, quality construction and design, and premier locations. From 1977 to 1990, Mr. Schottenstein was engaged in the private practice of law specializing in commercial real estate, corporate and banking transactions. He joined M/I in 1990, was named President in 1996, Chief Executive Officer in 2003, and elected Chairman of the Board in 2004. For many years, Mr. Schottenstein has been active in a number of business and charitable organizations. He currently serves as a Board Member of The Children’s Hospital Foundation, serves on The Policy Advisory Board of Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, is a member of the Leading Builders of America and is a member of The Columbus Partnership. From 1995 to 2006, Mr. Schottenstein was a Director of Huntington Bancshares, Inc. a regional national bank headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, he previously served on the boards of The Columbus Jewish Foundation (served as Board Chair from 2002-2004), Ohio Dominican University, Columbus School for Girls, Columbus Torah Academy (served as Board Chair from 1985 to 1989), Ballet Met of Columbus, and was a member of the United Jewish Appeal National Young Leadership Cabinet. Robert H. Schottenstein has an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a law degree from Capital University Law School. He is married to Jeri Block, has four children, and resides in Jefferson Township, Franklin County, Ohio.