Board of Trustees
Robert H. Schottenstein was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Governor Taft in 2005. Mr. Schottenstein was elected Chairman of the Board in April 2012. During his time on the Board, Mr. Schottenstein has also served as Chair of the Board’s Audit and Compliance Committee and as Chair of the Board’s Finance Committee.
Mr. Schottenstein is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of M/I Homes, Inc., one of the leading homebuilders in the United States. Based in Columbus, Ohio, the Company also has homebuilding divisions in Cincinnati, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Tampa and Orlando, Florida, the Virginia and Maryland suburbs surrounding Washington, D.C.; and in Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas, Texas. In addition, M/I Homes, Inc. provides mortgage financing through its subsidiary M/I Financial Corporation.
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 Homes 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, is a member of The Columbus Partnership and serves on the Board of Pelotonia.
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 Federation (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. In 1987, Mr. Schottenstein received the Columbus Jewish Federation “Young Leadership Award” and in 2002, he received the Central Ohio Building Industry Association “Builder of the Year Award”. In 2008, Mr. Schottenstein was named national “Executive of the Year” for the homebuilding industry by Builder Magazine. In 2009, Mr. Schottenstein received an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Ohio Dominican University, and in 2012, Mr. Schottenstein received an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws, from Capital University Law School.
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.