Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Public Relations from The Ohio State University
Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School
Robert R. Berger is a Senior Assistant Disciplinary Counsel for the Supreme Court of Ohio, where he investigates and prosecutes attorneys and judges for ethical misconduct. He has prosecuted over 50 complaints and argued 20 cases before the Supreme Court of Ohio. He has prior employment experience as a child support attorney, a small claims court mediation program supervisor, a public relations professional, a newspaper reporter, and has also held management positions in two nonprofit organizations.
From 2006 until the present, he has served on the Ohio Historical Society Development Board, including two years as chair and one year as vice chair. He also has substantial experience serving as a non-profit board member for other organizations, including serving as president and vice president of the board for Stonewall Columbus, secretary and nominations chair for the Stonewall Democrats of Central Ohio and president of the Gay Ohio History Initiative, which is a partnership with the Ohio Historical Society.
He developed an interest in Ohio history when he was young, and at age 12, was one of the founding members of the Butler Clear Fork Valley Historical Society in his hometown. He has led efforts to record Ohio's gay history by organizing and recording panel discussions on various topics, such as AIDS and the African American experience, and has also collected numerous oral history interviews with gay Ohio senior adults. In 2009 he helped lead efforts to obtain a historical marker in Dayton acknowledging the contributions of gay Ohioan Natalie Clifford Barney, the first of its kind in Ohio. In 2011, he helped lead a project to recognize gay senior adults in Columbus.
Serving first term; term ends 2015