Over a period of 50 years, following the Navy, Roger created and successfully operated a multi-unit entertainment, recreation enterprise in Michigan. During this time frame he was responsible for the entire organization including such activities as strategic planning, marketing, ﬁnances, personnel, etc.
It was during this time period that he enhanced his management and leadership skills by pursuing his formal education obtaining degrees from Harvard, Wayne State, Michigan State and Walden University. He also attended Harvard’s Advanced Management Program. Within this time frame he also shared his expertise and knowledge with nonproﬁts by being an active member of DESC (Detroit Executive Service Corps) as well as other local nonproﬁts.
This success provided Roger with the proverbial offer one could not refuse and he moved to Phoenix. Subsequently he continued to combine this entrepreneurial and academic experience for the beneﬁt of both nonproﬁt and for-proﬁt enterprises in pursuit of their dream, their vision, mission and values.
In fulﬁllment of this goal he is an active member of ESCAZ (Executive Service Corps of Arizona) as well as American Cancer Society (Relay for Life) and SCORE ® (Counselors to America’s Small Business), a resource partner of the SBA, for whom he conducts business-planning seminars in addition to counseling clients. Most recently he has also been a faculty member at the University of Phoenix having taught a variety of management courses including management, strategic management, organizational behavior and ethics.
Additionally, as an avid art collector, he is a member of the Clay Leaders of America at the ASU Art Museum, the Circles and the Contemporary Forum at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Roger S. Robinson Ph.D., businessman, community leader, teacher and mentor died peacefully in his Paradise Valley home at the age of 92 on March 15, 2019. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. For over 50 years, following time in the Navy and graduation from Harvard University, Roger successfully created and operated a multi-unit entertainment and recreation enterprise in Michigan. During this time he oversaw all aspects of the organization including management and operations, expanding to new locations, strategic planning, marketing, ﬁnances, and personnel.