Roger R. Geiger is a vice president/Ohio executive director for NFIB, managing the public policy, political, member activism and communication programs throughout the state. He also represents NFIB with national policy organizations. Mr. Geiger first joined NFIB in 1989 and has held a variety of leadership positions during his tenure. In recognition of his efforts to build the influence and clout of NFIB in Ohio, he has been consistently ranked in Smart Business Magazine's "Power 100 Most Influential Leaders" in Columbus. He is regularly quoted in the media on issues of importance to small business. NFIB is a national association with chapters in all 50 states, and more than 22,000 members in Ohio – the largest state chapter in the organization.
Prior to being named vice president, Mr. Geiger served as the NFIB State Director for Ohio from 1989 – 2003. Mr. Geiger has been appointed, by three Governors, to several state boards and commissions. The most recent appointments have been to the Ohio Commission to Reform Medicaid, the Ohio Sunset Review Committee (a review of all state boards and commissions), and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Nominating Council. He has often testified before committees of the Ohio legislature and the U.S. Congress, and before regulatory agencies.
Before joining NFIB, Mr. Geiger served as Manager of Governmental Affairs for Browning-Ferris Industries of Ohio. He also served as a Legislative Assistant in the Ohio House of Representatives for almost five years.
Mr. Geiger is a native of Marion, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History, and has a master’s degree, in Public Administration, from The Ohio State University.