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Personal Profile of Mr. Roger A. Strauch

Mr. Roger A. Strauch
Co-founder & Chairman

Home Page: http://www.rodagroup.com/principals.html
Biography

Roger Strauch is chair of The Roda Group. He has served on MSRI’s Board of Trustees for over twenty five years, often as an executive member. Roger is an engineer, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and philanthropist. He has helped build technology companies that have had public stock offerings or have been sold to global industry leaders. Currently, Roger focuses on the development of several enterprises whose products and services will mitigate the negative impact of industry on global climate change and human health. Roger serves on the boards of Chart Industries (NYSE:GTLS), the Berkeley Repertory Theater, Northside Center, a mental health service agency in Harlem, NYC and UC Berkeley's College of Engineering. He is the leader of the Mosse Art Restitution Project, a major international effort to restitute stolen art from his great step family during the Third Reich. Roger and his wife, Dr. Julie Kulhanjian, a retired pediatric infectious disease physician, have three adult children. Roger and Julie divide their time between Piedmont, California and Martha’s Vineyard.

He earned a Bachelor's degree with honors from Cornell University and a Master's degree from Stanford University, both in electrical engineering.

Current/Future Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Board Chair (04/1/13-03/31/19) Apr 01, 1996 Feb 28, 2023

Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Audit Committee Ex officio, Treasurer, Board of Trustees (3/1/03-3/1/06) Feb 22, 2005 Mar 01, 2009
Audit Committee Ex officio, Treasurer Mar 02, 2009 Mar 31, 2011
Audit Committee Vice Chair of the Board Mar 03, 2012 Mar 02, 2013
Board of Trustees Treasurer, Board of Trustees (3/1/03 - 3/1/06) Apr 01, 1996 Mar 31, 2000
Board of Trustees Treasurer, Board of Trustees Apr 01, 2001 Mar 31, 2005
Board of Trustees Ex officio, Treasurer, Board of Trustees(3/1/03-3/1/06) Apr 01, 2005 Feb 28, 2006
Board of Trustees Treasurer, Board of Trustees Mar 01, 2006 Mar 01, 2010
Board of Trustees Ex officio, Secretary of the Board Apr 01, 2000 Apr 01, 2001
Board of Trustees Treasurer Mar 02, 2009 Mar 31, 2011
Board of Trustees Vice Chair (4/1/11-3/31/2013) Mar 06, 2010 Feb 28, 2014
Capital Campaign Committee Co-Chair Jun 05, 2001 Mar 01, 2005
Committee on Trustees Trustee Mar 01, 2003 Mar 01, 2004
Committee on Trustees Apr 01, 2013 Mar 31, 2019
Development Committee Apr 01, 2013 Mar 31, 2016
Endowment Campaign Committee Apr 01, 2013 Mar 31, 2016
Finance Committee Treasurer, Board of Trustees Apr 01, 1998 Mar 01, 2006
Finance Committee Chair, Treasurer, Board of Trustees (3/1/06-3/1/09) Mar 02, 2006 Mar 01, 2009
Finance Committee Treasurer, Board of Trustees Mar 02, 2009 Mar 31, 2011
Finance Committee Vice Chair Apr 01, 2011 Mar 31, 2014
Finance Committee Apr 01, 2014 Mar 31, 2019
Long Range Planning Committee Trustee Apr 01, 2005 Apr 01, 2006
Recompetition Committee Sep 01, 2007 Jul 08, 2010
Steering Committee Treasurer, Board of Trustees Apr 01, 2001 Mar 01, 2003
Steering Committee Secretary of the Board Apr 01, 1998 Apr 01, 2001
Steering Committee Treasurer, Board of Trustees Mar 01, 2003 Mar 01, 2006
Steering Committee Treasurer, Board of Trustees Mar 02, 2006 Mar 01, 2009
Steering Committee Treasurer, Ex officio Mar 02, 2009 Mar 31, 2011
Steering Committee Vice Chair, Ex officio Apr 01, 2011 Mar 31, 2013
Steering Committee Apr 01, 2013 Mar 31, 2019
Strategic Planning Committee Dec 01, 2016 Mar 31, 2018