Rob Johnson Makes Dublin Better
Jezerinac Geers’ Principal and Vice President, Rob Johnson, is the 2018 recipient of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce President’s Award and we couldn’t be more proud of his effort to make the community a better place to live and work!
You can see a video highlight his work with the Chamber, https://bit.ly/2PtYggb. Below is Rob’s letter to the Chamber thanking them for the honor and outlining his accomplishments. We hope you’ll take a minute to read it.
To the Dublin Chamber:
I am honored, humbled, and excited to receive this years’ Presidents Award from the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. My involvement with the Chamber’s programs goes back almost a decade, starting with my participation in the Leadership Dublin program. After that I served on the Board of Directors of Leadership Dublin and then transitioned to serve on the Chamber’s Board of Directors, where I was treasurer for two years. Other Chamber programs I have been involved with include: Community Service Day; Community Champion Awards; Taste of Dublin; and many of the other fine programs the Chamber offers.
Working in Dublin
Professionally, I am a structural engineer, with over 20 years of experience, and work at Jezerinac Geers and Associates, which has been located in Dublin since its founding in 1981. As a Principal and Vice President of the company, I have had the opportunity to work on many unique and monumental projects in over 15 states, including several in the Dublin community. I am a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers Association of Ohio, American Wood Council, and American Institute of Steel Construction.
Living in Dublin
Along with working in Dublin, I am also a proud resident of our city. My wife Amy and I have been married for 18 beautiful years and have two remarkable children, Matthew age 15 and Leah age 13. Amy and I are both graduates of The Ohio State University, but we’ve been together since high school. Our focus in life is our children: Matthew is a Sophomore at Coffman High School and involved with cross country, choir, and Young Life. Leah is a seventh grader at Sells Middle School and plays piano, soccer, and dance. We’ve recently gone on camping and backpacking trips to South Dakota and Maine.
Community Service Day
This coming year will be my tenth year helping to organize Community Service Day. This program involves a spring clean-up for Dublin parks, our city schools, seniors and residents in need and averages volunteer participation from 500 individuals. Although I’m honored with the President’s award, there is no better reward than the smile you receive when helping someone in need, which keeps my passion alive for this event. Thank you to the staff of the Chamber for allowing me to be a part of this successful program and for your tremendous effort that goes into the program.
A Remarkable Community
I was asked what my favorite program is at the Chamber, and I have to say there is no one program I can single out. What impresses me about the Dublin Chamber, beyond the resources it provides, beyond the leadership training and business development opportunities, beyond the plethora of programs and events, is the Chambers ability to reach out beyond businesses to the residents of Dublin and instill a sense of pride and ownership in making this community remarkable.
Events like Community Champion Awards and Community Service Day bring together businesses, schools, and students to acknowledge the great people and companies we have in Dublin. Programs like Leadership Academy, Young Professionals, and Leadership Dublin inspire and educate tomorrows leaders. Events such as Women in Business Luncheons, Sales Connection Breakfasts, and Business after hours provide the environments and platforms for businesses to thrive in the Dublin Community.
Again, I will say that I am humbled by being honored with this year’s Presidents Award as there are so many active volunteers in our Community, so truly thank you. I look forward to continued involvement with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
Robert L. Johnson, P.E. S.E
JEZERINAC GEERS & ASSOCIATES