Dean's Advisory Council: Robert H. Schottenstein
Robert H. Schottenstein is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of M/I Homes, Inc., one of the largest homebuilders in the United States. Based in Columbus, Ohio, the Company also has homebuilding operations in Cincinnati, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Tampa and Orlando, Florida; Houston, Texas; and in the Virginia and Maryland suburbs surrounding Washington, D.C.
Since its founding in 1976, M/I Homes has sold nearly 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. M/I’s stock is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
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 Trustee of The Ohio State University, having been appointed by Governor Bob Taft in 2005. He also serves as a Board Member of the Columbus Jewish Federation (served as Board Chair from 2002-2004), and as a Board Member of The Children’s Hospital Foundation. Mr. Schottenstein is also 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 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 industry “Executive of The Year” by Builder Magazine and in 2009, Mr. Schottenstein received an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Ohio Dominican University.
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.